Professionals and companies are being harmed online and on social media in a number of ways. One increasingly common form of online harassment is impersonation of the person (or company) that the harasser is intending to harm through the creation of fake public personas on social media platforms or websites.
Adam Sherman, a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group, authored an article for Technology Law360 titled “VPN Dilemma: Anonymous Expression Vs. Anonymous Defamation.”
What happens to your Facebook and Pinterest accounts when you die? What about all those photos and documents stored on the Cloud and Google Drive? How about all of your electronic passwords to access your bank accounts, investment accounts and retirement accounts? What about your YouTube channel, iTunes and Bitcoin accounts?
Given the focus of our blog and the services that we provide to clients, we are obviously routinely publishing content about the unauthorized sales problem and strategies for overcoming the actions of unauthorized sellers.
Jolie Havens, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and chair of the health care group, authored an article for Becker’s Hospital Review titled “Significant Reduction to Hospital Provider-Based Reimbursement Looms For New, Off Campus Sites.”
Online reviews affect nearly every industry, and health care is certainly one of them. What differentiates health care, in this context, is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA.
Vorys Partners Lisa Babish Forbes and Emily Pan co-authored an article titled "Fixing Broken Trusts by Agreement - From the Trustee's Perspective," for the Probate Law Journal of Ohio (Volume 26, Issue 6).
A California appellate court recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to require Yelp to remove three defamatory reviews. The First Appellate District did, however, remand the case to the trial court to narrow the terms of the removal order, which ordered Yelp to also remove potential future reviews.
Mike Griffaton, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group, authored an article for Columbus CEO titled “Keeping Things Civil & Legal When Talking Politics at Work.”
Let’s say your company sells products on eBay.com. To monitor your products for sale, you frequently check eBay and notice that there are regularly many products being listed on the website for substantially less than your price.
Lisa Babish Forbes, a partner in the litigation group in the Vorys Cleveland office, authored an article for the June 2016 edition of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal titled “No Contest Clauses in Ohio.”
Minimum advertised price policies, or “MAP” policies, restrict the price at which products can be advertised. In other words, they set the lowest price at which a retailer is allowed to advertise a manufacturer’s products—including for internet sales—regardless of the price at which the products might actually be sold.
In working out of a troubled commercial credit, often the optimal exit strategy for the senior lender is a sale of the borrower’s business as a going concern. However, frequently it is not feasible for a distressed borrower simply to execute a sale of its assets directly to a buyer and pay the senior secured debt at closing.
It was not that long ago that the concern over preparing for, and dealing with, activist investors was rare in the banking industry, and especially rare for community banks. That comfort is quickly fading, however, as more funds and individuals contemplate opportunities for becoming “activist” investors in community banks through a variety of mechanisms, some for the better and some perhaps not so much.
Earlier this year, two federal appeals courts decided cases that are significant to lenders whose borrowers are experiencing financial distress. In one case, the court stripped the lender of its secured status because the lender had failed to investigate the borrower’s wrongdoing, despite having notice of suspicious facts.