Brewing Issues in Social Networking Litigation: How to Freak Out Co-Workers and Get Fired

A barista was fired from Starbucks for “inappropriate conduct and threatening violence to Starbucks and its employees.” Mai-Trang Thi Nguyen v. Starbucks Coffee Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113461 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 7, 2009).  The Plaintiff in turn sued for sexual harassment, retaliation, religious discrimination, violations of the California Occupational Safety[…]

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A Note on Judicial Notice of Blogs and Admissibility of Electronically Stored Information

In a trade secret case, the Defendants attempted to strike the Plaintiffs’ complaint pursuant to the California Anti-SLAPP statute.  The Defendants failed to make a prima facie showing that the complaint arose from protected activity.  World Fin. Group v. Hbw Ins. & Fin. Servs., 2009 Cal. App. LEXIS 553 (Cal.[…]

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