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When Duty Calls, Employees Deserve Compensation

On January 19, 2011 By Andrew Farrell

In this age of ubiquitous communication, some people can’t seem to pry themselves away from a Blackberry keyboard, while others loath the dreadful pings and relentless LED notifications that invade their leisure time. Employees identifying with the latter group could find relief once state and federal courts begin to rule on a new class of [...]

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India Wins in BlackBerry Battle

On September 8, 2010 By Lauren Jacques

Personal privacy suffered a huge blow on foreign soil earlier last week as Research in Motion, the Canadian-based manufacturer of BlackBerry communication devices, caved in response to the Indian government’s demand for access to encrypted information on the devices. Without such access, Indian officials claimed they would ban the use of BlackBerrys all together. [...]

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The news out of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia threatening to ban BlackBerry Messenger because of concerns that the countries cannot adequately monitor messages has been big news in the business and technology world over the last few weeks. Following on the heels of that announcement, India is currently in a Continue Reading

On January 19, 2009, Lauren Rosenberg was walking along a section of Utah State Route 224 when she was hit and injured by a driver. Predictably, Rosenberg is suing the driver in tort. Less predictably, she’s also suing Google. How is Google involved, you ask? Well, Rosenberg claims that she wouldn’t [...]

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I admit, before I came to law school, and before I had taken a class on federal tax law, I was really looking forward to the day that I would graduate, get a job, and get my own blackberry or iPhone. As a student, I am not in a position to afford or need one, [...]

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Most members of the lay community, and certainly anyone with law school experience, can appreciate America’s jury system and its celebrated function as society’s fact-finding body. Likewise, very few people would seriously argue that the technological advances of the 21st century should be slowed, or that any of the numerous devices used to transmit information [...]

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President Obama Brings Change, And Not Just to Politics

On January 23, 2009 By JETLaw

Unlike the last time a new President took over the West Wing, the members of President Obama’s staff came into their new offices Tuesday to find their keyboards intact — all of the O’s were still in place. But for an administration that ran a famously high-tech campaign, the keyboards may have been the only [...]

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A Second Look At Obama’s BlackBerry

On January 14, 2009 By JETLaw

Research in Motion, the company that owns BlackBerry, recently released the new Blackberry Storm, a touchscreen device that it hopes will not only attract business customers, but also consumers. The Storm is positioned as an answer to Apple’s iPhone. In the fight for celebrity endorsements, BlackBerry may have perhaps the best [...]

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The Experts: No BlackBerrys in the White House

On November 20, 2008 By JETLaw

If Maslow were to write his hierarchy of needs today, “email” and “BlackBerry” would probably appear just after (or perhaps just before) food and shelter. Every day, millions of people wake up and, as sure as their morning coffee, check their inboxes and BlackBerrys. Thus begins a process that continues throughout the day [...]

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