Jun 20, 2017
From time to time we get calls asking us to help remove items posted to the internet that the caller finds embarrassing, unfair or just plain wrong. Sometimes we can help but often we can’t. Recently Walter Olson at the Overlawyered web site of the Cato Institute collected a number of recent posts by law professor Eugene Volokh here, here and here as well as this story in Tech Dirt.
A few simple … Read more
Oct 6, 2016
Most of us when asked to identify our “assets” will easily recall those items of real or personal property which can be seen or touched; i.e., our home, vehicles, jewelry, etc. With a little more thought we are likely to summon to mind our bank accounts, certificates of deposit, stock portfolios, retirement plans and 401(k) accounts as being among our assets. Relatively few people, however, are apt to identify their “digital assets” as property of … Read more
May 14, 2013
The Americans with Disabilities Act, the “ADA”, applies to places of public accommodation. Until recently courts had consistently dismissed claims that commercial websites were places of public accommodation subject to the Act and thus legally required to be “accessible” to the disabled.
Recently, that has begun to change. Courts are no longer invariably dismissing such claims. Large and established businesses such as Target and Netflix have settled ADA claims based on the inaccessibility of … Read more
Jan 18, 2012
As businesses increasingly market and sell goods and services through the internet, they should consider the risk that their website activities may subject them to litigation in other states. Individuals who buy and sell through such internet sites as eBay may also face a possible risk of litigation in a foreign court. Litigation of any kind is expensive enough without the additional burdens and costs which defending in a distant court can impose irrespective of … Read more