Employer Liable For Hijacking Former Exec's LinkedIn Page

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The former president of banking education company Edcomm Inc. convinced a Pennsylvania federal judge to find her former employer liable for invasion of privacy for wrongfully commandeering her LinkedIn account after she was fired, but failed to show she was entitled to damages, according to a recent filing.

U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter ruled on March 12 that while Edcomm is liable for three state-law claims of unauthorized use of name, invasion of privacy by misappropriation of identity and misappropriation of publicity, plaintiff Linda Eagle failed...
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