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Court Decides LinkedIn Ownership Case and Finds for Plaintiff But Refuses to Show Her the Money

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The infamous LinkedIn ownership case, Eagle v. Edcomm, is over, and for the plaintiff, Dr. Linda Eagle, it was a win and a loss. We told you about this case in the post: "In the Social Media Battle Over Who Owns a LinkedIn Account, the Greatest Threat is State Law Claims – How Employers Can Protect Themselves in Light of Eagle v. Morgan as 11 State Law Claims Proceed to Trial." The case did go to trial, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided that while Dr. Eagle proved three claims against her former employer, Edcomm, she was …


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In the Social Media Battle Over Who Owns a LinkedIn Account, the Greatest Threat is State Law Claims – How Employers Can Protect Themselves in Light of Eagle v. Morgan as 11 State Law Claims Proceed to Trial

Posted in Workplace Privacy

Who owns a social media account that an employee sets up for the purpose of promoting her employer’s business? In Eagle v. Morgan, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania became one of the first courts to address the issue of ownership of employer social media accounts. Now, 11 state-law claims related to this issue are slated for trial next month. Here’s what employers need to know about what claims didn’t make it, which ones did, and how they can protect their online presence.

The Factual Background. In Eagle, the employee, Dr. Linda Eagle, …


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