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Can states require out-of-state website operators to identify authors of negative reviews? This was the issue addressed by the Supreme Court of Virginia in Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, Inc., 2015 WL 1726739 (Va. Apr. 16, 2015). Though the court avoided deciding the issue on free speech grounds, the court did otherwise hold that...

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Security without the Hype

Security Without the Hype – A Lorman Webinar

Apr 16, 2015 by Amy Mushahwar

Thursday, April 30th, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Presented by Amy Mushahwar Almost every organization faces the threat of a data breach, whether it’s a cyber-attack by a criminal group, hacktivists, or a foreign government. This webinar will cover what lawyers need to know in order to effectively represent clients facing a data breach....

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Presenters: Jeff Landis from ZwillGen & Matthew Milner and Michael Kheyfets from Edgeworth Economics As breaches of proprietary data systems have become more commonplace, so have lawsuits accusing the breached parties of failing to protect their customers. In many cases, the public announcement of a breach...

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On March 27, 2015 Google succeeded in obtaining a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (“AG”) from Judge Windgate in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The order prevents the AG’s enforcement of an administrative subpoena issued to Google and restrains the AG from: (1)...

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After four years of litigation, a California district court granted summary judgment for Hulu in its defense against alleged violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), finding that Plaintiffs could not establish that Hulu knowingly disclosed any of its users’ video preferences. The litigation arose due to Hulu’s placement of Facebook “Like” buttons next...

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Chambers USA Awards 2015 Shortlisted

ZwillGen Shortlisted for Chambers USA Awards

Apr 2, 2015 by Jennifer Russell

Following our firm retreat in New Orleans celebrating our five year anniversary, we learned that as a firm, we had been shortlisted for the Chambers USA Awards in the category of “Privacy & Data Security Team of the Year.” We are honored to have been nominated and we thank you, our clients, for giving us the opportunity to work...

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On March 18, 2015, in Ricci v. Teamsters Union Local 456, the Second Circuit joined a growing number of courts in finding that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act bars defamation claims against Internet-based service providers. The lawsuit stemmed from allegedly defamatory statements made in a newsletter posted online. Among others, the injured plaintiffs...

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Celebrating 5 Years in New Orleans

Mar 25, 2015 by Jennifer Russell

Our firm gathered in New Orleans for our 5 year celebration and coinciding annual retreat March 20-21. Although we ate way too many beignets, we had a great time playing team building games, dining out, and even testing our detective skills in an ‘escape room.’ You can see pictures of our retreat here. Thank you to...

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Yesterday, the parties in the multi-district Target data breach class action litigation submitted to the district court overseeing the litigation a motion for preliminary approval of a $10 million settlement. Target originally announced the data breach on December 19, 2013, at which time it estimated that the breach affected as many as 40 million card...

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Companies who call customers or send text messages to customers are abundantly aware of the potential risk under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Increasingly, lawsuits are being filed against other companies that are simply facilitating the voice or text messaging campaign. For some who merely transmit voice calls or text messages on behalf of...

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