Archive for March 2010

San Francisco attorney awarded thousands in spam suit

Source: Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco attorney has been awarded $7,000 in damages for e-mail spam sent to his inbox. A San Mateo County Superior Court judge ruled last week the seven e-mails Daniel Balsam received from Redwood City-based Trancos Inc. in 2007 were misleading and violated California’s 2004 anti-spam law. Trancos is…

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Setting Boundaries on Employee Misuse of Web 2.0

Jonathan S. Goodgold New Jersey Law Journal March 18, 2010 Case law coming down throughout not only New Jersey, but across the nation, on both the state and federal levels, are just beginning to touch on the employment ramifications of Web 2.0. While most of the cases reported have not yet encompassed the differences between…

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Learn a Lesson from Smuckers®: Preserve Those BlackBerries

By eDJ Syndicator Suddenly find yourself at the wrong end of a trade secrets litigation?  Heed this advice: When the court says “preserve,” that means documents, files, data, and BlackBerry® smartphones.  Thus, be sure to instruct your clients not to wipe the memory from their BlackBerrys or other handheld devices before turning them in; or else, your client may…

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Social Networking Pitfalls for Judges, Attorneys

From Law.com Populous and widespread, social networking sites draw participants from an increasingly broad spectrum. They comprise an open forum that has torn down walls established by many institutions, including the legal system. Social networking online is a remote sensory experience engaging our minds at many levels, and it will take time for us to…

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Robert Half: Legal hiring looking brighter in Q2

The employment outlook for legal professionals is looking brighter for the second quarter, according to a report Wednesday by the Robert Half Legal Hiring Index. More than one-quarter of lawyers interviewed recently said they plan to increase staff levels in the second quarter of 2010, while none anticipated declines. The survey was conducted by an…

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Copyright Protection on Social Networking Sites

  Many social networking site users are likely to be unaware of the potential copyright issues associated with posting such original works. Once the work is on the internet, it must be assumed that it will be available to all parties, both intended and unintended. What legal remedies are available if somebody copies a photograph…

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Experienced eDiscovery Professional Eric Hughes joins TERIS Silicon Valley as Director of Business Development

Palo Alto, CA  – March 1, 2010 – TERIS Silicon Valley announced today that veteran litigation support professional Eric Hughes joined its office as Director of Business Development. Hughes has more than 18 years of litigation support industry experience and will put that to use immediately by working with leading Silicon Valley corporations to help…

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