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Articles in Channel: Civil Rights & Privacy Law
Non-Liturgical Navy Chaplains Can Move Ahead On Some Claims, But No Reconsideration of Establishment Clause Ruling
In In re Navy Chaplaincy, (D DC, March 21, 2012), is another chapter in the long-running litigation by chaplains, endorsing agencies and churches claiming that the Navy discriminates against members of “non-liturgical” religions in its promotion, retention and separation of chaplains. In this...
Jackson Lewis White Paper Addresses Legal Risks Stemming From Occupational Health Nurses and On-site Health Clinics
Employers increasingly have health professionals on-site providing medical services to employees. Whether it is a single nurse at a facility providing basic first aid and assisting in fitness-for-duty exams, or a full-scale health clinic staffed with physicians, nurses and others, there are a range...
Annenberg TV News yesterday reported that in Los Angeles, California, the Council on Islamic American relations has filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Lomita's refusal to grant a permit for a renovation project for the South Bay Islamic Center. The city says the project would violate building...
This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has refused to set aside or correct a sentence imposed on an administrator in a Michigan public school district who pleaded guilty to charges arising from the Justice...
Utah Appellate Court Holds That "Confidential" Price List Is Not A Trade Secret But A Contract Bid Could Be, And Uniform Trade Secrets Act Preempts Common Law Claims Based On Misusing Confidential Information Not A "Trade Secret"
In a recent, lengthy decision involving allegations of deceitful acts and unfair competition, the Utah Court of Appeals largely affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendants with respect to a complaint alleging misappropriation of proprietary data and related conduct....
A recent study conducted with police agencies in Winnipeg, Canada, reveals that when police are forced into high levels of exertion by a crime situation, such as a chase or physical altercation, this hinders their ability to remember details of what happened. Oliver "Buck" Revell, the FBI agent...
Maryland and Illinois Introduce Bills to Limit Employer Access to Employees' Social Networking Accounts
Lawmakers in Maryland and Illinois have introduced bills that would prohibit employers from requiring job applicants or employees to grant access to their social networking accounts. The bills arose from reports that employers have impliedly or explicitly required access to social networking...
After Illinois' recent surge in overturned convictions, some legal experts look toward Kane County as a model for handling new evidence in wrongful conviction cases, reported the Chicago Tribune. In the Jonathan Moore case, State's Attorney Joe McMahan acted quickly to overturn the conviction once...
Minnesota District Court Dismisses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Claim Brought Against Former Employee Based Upon Narrow Interpretation Of Act
By Robert Milligan, Joshua Salinas, and Jeffrey Oh In another decision that underscores the circuit split regarding the interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s (CFAA) language on authorized access, the Honorable Judge David Doty of the United States District Court for the...