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Posted on June 8th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Nece v. Quicken Loans, Inc. (Case No. 8:16-cv-2605-T-23CPT) (United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division), Eileen Nece (the plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Quicken Loans, Inc. (the defendant) over allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Nece submitted four forms on Quicken’s website in December 2012 and also emailed quicken …

Posted on June 6th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Nunes v. Rushton (Case No. 2:14-cv-00627-JNP-DBP.)(United States District Court, D. Utah), the Court granted the plaintiff’s spoliation sanctions. Rachel Nunes (plaintiff) brought a copyright infringement claim against Tiffanie Rushton (defendant). The defendant copied protected portions of the plaintiff’s book, A Bid for Love, and released copies of the work to reviewers for promotional purposes. …

Posted on June 1st, 2018 by ilsteam

In U.S. v. Kolsuz, (4th Cir. May 9, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District determined requirements for a proper border search. Hamza Kolsuz (“Kolsuz”) was detained by federal customs agents at Washington Dulles International Airport while he was attempting to board a flight to Turkey. The customs agents, which found firearms …

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by ilsteam

In U.S. v. Microsoft Corporation, No. 17-2 (U.S. April 2018), the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to decide whether a United States-based provider of e-mail services must disclose electronic communications within its control to the government when the provider stores the communications abroad. In December 2013, federal law enforcement agents applied to …

Posted on March 16th, 2018 by ilsteam

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Microsoft Corporation, No. 14-2985 (2nd Cir. July 14, 2016), a case that could have wide-ranging effects on email privacy. The justices are expected to issue a June 2018 ruling on whether the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) allows the U.S. government to access emails stored overseas. …