Employer Had No Right To Hijack LinkedIn Profile: Judge

Law360, Philadelphia (February 20, 2013, 3:49 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge told the ex-CEO of a banking education company Wednesday he was inclined to agree that her former co-workers violated her publicity rights by hijacking her LinkedIn profile following her termination, but said there was little proof the takeover had caused any real damages.

During a hearing on post-trial motions in Philadelphia, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Buckwalter said that Edcomm Inc., which is facing a lawsuit filed by former company president Linda Eagle, likely had no right to lock Eagle out of her LinkedIn profile by changing her password and replacing her information with that of her...

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