A couple of Wisconsin personal injury lawyers had the chutzpah to use the last names of rival attorneys for keyword advertising on the Internet.
A court decided last month that the enterprising lawyers didn’t violate state privacy law, and experts now say that such a marketing scheme probably doesn’t violate
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State privacy law did not prohibit lawyers from bidding on the last names of rival attorneys as keywords for Internet search engines, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A couple of enterprising Wisconsin lawyers set it up so that a link to their firm’s website would appear whenever a prospective client entered their competitors’ last names in Internet search engines.
Thursday, a state court decided that the clever scheme didn’t violate Wisconsin privacy law.
A Wisconsin woman claims Joan Rivers should pay her for her 16-second cameo in a documentary about the iconic comedienne.
Yesterday, the 7th Circuit decided that the woman’s claims for invasion of privacy and misappropriation of image didn’t have a leg to stand on.
Federal medical privacy law does not preempt a lawsuit against a hospital that wrongfully disclosed a patient’s mental health records to his estranged wife, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A West Virginia man can sue for the wrongful disclosure of his mental health records to his estranged wife and her divorce attorney as a result of last week’s decision by the state’s highest court that HIPAA does not preempt such claims.
A former cop who sued a number of Minnesota cities after their employees snooped into her driver’s license data has collected more than $1 million in settlements, following Minneapolis’ approval of a $392,500 payout Friday.
Published: September 18, 2012
Tags: battery, civil rights, false arrest, false imprisonment, grandparent, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, kidnapping, loss of consortium, Maryland, police, prison
A Baltimore, Md. grandfather who was beaten while in jail with his wife on allegedly trumped-up charges of kidnapping their grandchild will receive $500,000 from the city under a recently approved out-of-court settlement.
On one side, Christopher Armstrong, an openly gay former University of Michigan student body president, claimed that a series of blog attacks and stalking incidents from a then-assistant attorney general was defamatory, and constituted invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
On the other side, defendant Andrew Shirvell, who represented himself, maintained he was within his First Amendment rights to say what he did about Armstrong’s supposed “radical homosexual agenda.”
A federal court jury found that Shirvell was wrong and his actions were enough to merit $4.5 million in damages.
Published: July 30, 2012
Tags: abuse of process, conversion, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, judicial proceedings privilege, misappropriation of trade secrets, trespass
A law firm and its attorneys were immune from tort claims arising from the search of a home pursuant to discovery orders issued in a client’s civil case, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a dismissal.