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    Attention Employers: Be Careful How You Classify Your Litigation Support or E-Discovery Employees

    Kadden v. VisuaLex, LLC, No. 11-CV-4892 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 24, 2012). On September 24, 2012, United States District Judge Scheindlin, recognized and respected for her e-Discovery related opinions, ruled that a law school graduate who was hired as a $75,000-a-year litigation graphics consultant was not exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor and Standards […]

    Judge Scheindlin Rules Graphic Consultant was not Exempt from Overtime Requirements

    Kadden v. VisuaLex, LLC, No. 11-CV-4892 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 24, 2012). The Federal District court for the Southern District of New York recently determined that a law school graduate employed as a graphic consultant was not exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  In Kadden v. VisuaLex LLC, the Court examined […]

    Who Owns a LinkedIn Account?

    A Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently addressed the issue of ownership of an employers LinkedIn account created by a former employee. In Eagle v. Morgan, Dr. Linda Eagle, founder and former employee of Edcomm, Inc., a banking education company, sued claiming her former employer illegally accessed her LinkedIn account thereby […]

    Florida Board of Education Sets Goals Based on Race

    The Florida Board of Education recently voted to set student achievement goals in math and reading based on race and ethnicity, a decision that has received significant criticism as being narrow minded and discriminatory.  For more than 10 years Florida has been required to categorize reading and math proficiency levels using racial and ethnic measures […]

    N.Y. District Judge Sanctions City for Spoliation of E-mails

    DMAC LLC, et al., v. City of Peekskil, et al., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138605 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 17, 2012).  On September 17, 2010, Magistrate Judge Yanthis of the Southern District of New York sanctioned the City for spoliation of electronically stored information (“ESI”) after it negligently destroyed e-mails related to the case. In DMAC LLC […]