Supreme Court: Private Information Is Worthy of Protection, Even on Cell Phones

In Riley v. California the Supreme Court made it clear that people’s private information is worthy of protection, even on their cell phones, in holding that cell phones are generally protected from searches without a warrant.  The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people’s cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous […]

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Example of Insider Corporate Espionage: Schlumberger Lawsuit Against New Baker Hughes VP For Stealing Trade Secrets via USB Drive

I have written numerous posts about corporate espionage but I recognize there is still some mystique to the word espionage so I look for real life examples of espionage cases to demonstrate. Here is one from my home state of Texas and the fact pattern, as alleged, fits nicely with what I describe as insider corporate espionage. That […]

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Social Media Evidence From Facebook Used Get to Get Rape, Sodomy, Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

Do you remember the reason I gave you yesterday, when I blogged about why you cannot delete social media posts or accounts once you anticipate you will be in a lawsuit? (see Do Not Delete Relevant Social Media Accounts or Posts During Lawsuits > Spoliation of Evidence) That’s right, because “the law has a right to […]

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Do Not Delete Relevant Social Media Accounts or Posts During Lawsuits > Spoliation of Evidence

“The law has a right to every man’s evidence.” The old saying means that when you are in possession of something that could be used as evidence, and you anticipate that you are going to be involved in a lawsuit that may have even a tangential relationship to that evidence, you have a duty to preserve […]

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Beckett Media Files Two “Data Scraping” Cases in Northern District of Texas – Will the CFAA Claims Survive?

Beckett Media recently filed two cases in the Northern District of Texas that allege violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (the CFAA). Just a few months ago I blogged about how Texas is a favorable jurisdiction for plaintiffs to bring CFAA claims (Yes, Texas is a good state for plaintiffs […]

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