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18 Apr 2014, 10:55 am by Scott A. Schaefers
On April 16th, Scott Schaefers spoke with LexBlog’s Colin O’Keefe in a live online interview about what employers need to know about the social networking privacy legislation passed by thirteen states in the last two years. [read post]
21 Feb 2012, 9:07 am by Robert Milligan
  As a result of his recent post on Seyfarth’s Trade Secrets Law Blog about the Zynga/Farmville suit, Scott Schaefers was contacted by LexBlog to participate in a Skype interview about the case.  [read post]
17 Feb 2012, 8:59 am by Guest Author for
By Scott Schaefers On February 13, 2012, a federal judge in Los Angeles, California dismissed a remote-access software company’s claim that one of its customers violated the California Trade Secrets Act, Cal. [read post]
9 Feb 2012, 10:57 am by Guest Author for
By Scott Schaefers On February 6, 2012, a federal court in Oakland, California denied the popular Facebook application “Farmville” operator’s (Zynga, Inc.) motion to dismiss several claims brought by the inventor of “myFarm” (SocialApps, LLC, or “SA”)) for alleged theft of the source code, game images, and “concepts and features” used in the myFarm app.  [read post]
7 Jan 2011, 2:12 pm by Paul Freehling
By Paul Freehling and Scott Schaefers The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ December 27, 2010 decision in U.S. v. [read post]
2 May 2011, 8:34 pm by Robert Milligan
By Scott Schaefers and Robert Milligan On April 28, 2011, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in an important decision upholding legal protections for employer data that employees may be held liable under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq.) in cases where employees steal or remove electronic files or data in violation of their employers' written computer-use restrictions. [read post]
1 Apr 2012, 8:00 am by Seyfarth Shaw LLP
By Timothy Haley, Reema Kapur, and Scott Schaefers In a workplace antitrust class action in which the plaintiffs are reportedly seeking hundreds of millions of dollars, Judge Gerald Rosen of the U.S. [read post]
1 Oct 2013, 8:41 am by Daniel Joshua Salinas
Central, Chicago Seyfarth attorneys Shashank Upadhye, Scott Schaefers, and Justin Beyer will present the tenth installment in our 2013 Trade Secrets webinar series, focusing on trade secrets in the pharmaceutical industry. [read post]
15 Feb 2012, 5:02 pm by Colin O'Keefe
Now you do, as Scott Schaefers breaks down ongoing litigation surrounding the company. [read post]
14 Jul 2011, 8:01 am by Guest Author for
By Scott Schaefers             In a recent decision involving whether a former employer could obtain a temporary restraining order under its broad non-competition agreement with its former employees and former software development company, the federal court in Richmond Technologies, Inc. v. [read post]
21 Jan 2009, 11:16 am
(Editor's Note: This post comes from Rachel Hayes and Scott Schaefer at the University of Utah.) [read post]
8 Mar 2013, 12:46 pm by Daniel Joshua Salinas
Central Standard Time, Seyfarth attorneys Gary Glaser, Scott Schaefers, and Jessica Mendelson will address the relationship between trade secrets and social media. [read post]
15 May 2014, 3:22 am by Scott A. Schaefers
By Scott Schaefers, Justin Beyer and Joshua Salinas We are pleased to let you know that the webinar “Employee Social Networking: Protecting Your Trade Secrets in Social Media” is now available as a podcast and webinar recording. [read post]
5 Jan 2012, 5:29 pm by Guest Author for
By Scott Schaefers In the age of social media and networking, where employees undoubtedly use their company-issued computers to network with customers, vendors, colleagues, and friends, a legal question presents itself: can employers claim an interest in their employees’ LinkedIn accounts, or other social networking accounts, which the employees use in part to grow and maintain their relationships for the benefit of their employers?  [read post]
21 Mar 2021, 12:51 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
A jury awarded the family $11 million but last year judges took it away.Republican Matt Schaefer out of Tyler represents Bullard where, last fall, cell-phone video captured police officers violently hurling a handcuffed teen to the ground in an episode that went viral.Another Republican on the committee, Tony Tinderholt, represents Arlington where, last September, a police officer shot at an unleashed dog and killed the owner instead. [read post]