Confidentiality

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    The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is a federal statute that controls electronic monitoring activities. The ECPA amended and updated Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, commonly known as the federal Wiretap Act. Initially, the Wiretap Act prohibited the intentional and unauthorized interception and...

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    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure govern how we exchange information with our opponents in a lawsuit. Even before a lawsuit is filed, you have an obligation to preserve information that may be relevant if you have reason to expect that a lawsuit may be filed (based on a government inquiry or a nasty letter from a lawyer). In the past, that...

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    A recent case from Kentucky illustrates the importance of establishing work rules and enforcing them consistently. The jury in this case awarded $20 million -- one of the largest judgments in Kentucky history -- to four fired employees. Four former clerks at Wal-Mart's Monticello, Kentucky, store filed a wrongful...
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