Private Facebook Data To Be Examined in a Slip-and-Fall Case

 A recent court order by a judge in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, may have personal injury claimants thinking twice about the privacy of the data that they post to Facebook. While this case is currently being litigated in another jurisdiction, it is only a matter of time before courts in Chicago and elsewhere in the country…

Gossip and Personal Injury

 When is gossip more than gossip? That is a tough question to answer, as the facts and circumstances are individually determined. In the information age, gossip spreads faster and farther than in previous generations. What can seem an innocent comment may subject someone to liability, especially in the workplace. Current law has always had to…

Sex and Personal Injury

 With the increasing acceptance of non-marital relationships, more people are sharing intimate details of their lives with others. Sexual partners have increased within the past fifty to sixty years, and with that come not only increased risk for sexual health but increased liability regarding sexual activity. One common risk is the transmission of a sexually…

Insurance Company Surveillance of Injured Persons

 Do you get the feeling that you’re being watched? Perhaps it is time to give that Rockwell song a rest from your iTunes playlist or perhaps you could be right if you are claiming an injury from an accident. As the number of accident claims continue to rise, insurance companies are fighting back by auditing…

Employer Liability for Employee Electronic Monitoring

 I have spoken previously about the issue of employers monitoring employees and the legal issues that may ensue. Privacy is typically the utmost concern of employees monitored by their employers and employers have focused on following the legal process in order to properly track employee conduct. Many employers, however, have not considered the additional liability…