Tag Archives: FVLD

Plug or Perish

FVLD Member Neil Rosenbaum will be a panelist at the Chicago Masters Conference for Legal Professionals on Managing the e-Discovery and Social Media Minefield.  The Masters Conference is an educational forum that convenes a series of events each year throughout … Continue reading

Posted in Online Media & Cyberlaw | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Court: First Amendment Unleashes “Raging Bitch” Beer

Following a recent decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the craft brewery Flying Dog will be able to pursue First Amendment claims against the state liquor commissioners who barred it from selling its “Raging Bitch” Belgian Style IPA … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property, Privacy & Defamation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

FVLD attorney Seth Stern recently made a presentation to the Chicago Bar Association comparing the European Union’s “Right to be Forgotten” to United States privacy law.  Seth explained that any Right to be Forgotten legislation in the USA faces significant … Continue reading

Posted in Online Media & Cyberlaw, Privacy & Defamation | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Circuit Court Affirms That Charter School Operator Must Comply with FOIA

A scandal ridden Chicago charter school operator must produce documents under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (the “FOIA”).  The Circuit Court of Cook County ruled against UNO Charter School Network, Inc. (“UCSN”) and United Neighborhood Organization of Chicago (“UNO”), … Continue reading

Posted in Privacy & Defamation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

FVLD’s January Legal Update discusses significant new laws that will affect both individuals and businesses in Illinois this year.  In short, if your New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 included making surreptitious recordings of private conversations and posting revenge porn online, … Continue reading

Posted in Business & Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Online Media & Cyberlaw, Privacy & Defamation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Texting’s 20th Birthday: Time to Update your Company’s Policies?

When Canadian engineer Neil Papworth sent the first text message 20 years ago, he had no way of knowing that texting would evolve into one of the world’s most prominent means of communication.  He also had no way of knowing … Continue reading

Posted in Labor & Employment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

For FVLD’s September Legal Update, Jon Vegosen writes about the NLRB’s controversial stance on some common social media policies.  As Jon explains, these developments raise concerns for employers. For example, many employers have trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Plug or Perish

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Daily Dose recently spoke with Damon Dunn about two recent cases on First Amendment protection for public employees’ Facebook “likes”.  We previously discussed the cases here. Should a “Like” be protected as freedom of speech? Damon E. Dunn, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

The Internet continues to generate localized forums for businesses and professionals to interface with the public and each other.  For example, FVLD Founding Member Vance Liebman was recently profiled by LinkedLocalNetwork, as a “different kind of lawyer”.  Vance also can be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

FVLD member Vance L. Liebman participated in a roundtable on small business owners’ reactions to the President’s State of the Union address, hosted by Walter Jacobsen and broadcast on CBS News on January 25, 2012.  Liebman observed that political parties are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

FVLD member and United States Tennis Association Chairman of the Board and President Jon Vegosen will ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York tomorrow along with tennis stars  Robin Soderling, Liezel Huber, and David Wagner.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

Wired Magazine quoted Damon Dunn in its article on Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) decision to block cell service in its stations to interfere with a protest of a transit police officer’s conduct during a deadly confrontation last month.  Some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish

HR Advisor recently featured Damon Dunn’s article, “Social Media Policies:  Walking a Tightrope” (.pdf).  The article provides a more extensive analysis of the “Facebook Firing” case, previously discussed on Post or Perish, where the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plug or Perish: Tennis Edition

FVLD attorney and United States Tennis Association Chairman of the Board and President, Jon Vegosen, will conduct the coin toss at “Tennis Night in America” for the match between tennis greats Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.  It airs Monday, February … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Plug or Perish

Damon Dunn was interviewed by American Medical News about the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) claim that an employer unlawfully discharged an employee following her criticism of her supervisor on Facebook, which drew comments from coworkers.   The National Labor Relations … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment