LinkedIn Row Shows Employers Need Social Media Policies

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A banking education company that took over a former employee's LinkedIn account after firing her has defeated claims that it violated anti-hacking and trademark laws, but the litigation underscores the need for employers to put written policies in place to avoid disputes over social media account ownership, attorneys said Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter granted summary judgment to Edcomm on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Lanham Act claims brought by its former CEO Linda Eagle but opted to retain jurisdiction over her remaining...
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