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...
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