Emails held sufficient to amend employment contracts in NY

[Brian Beckham is a contributor to Internet Cases and can be contacted at brian.beckham [at] gmail dot com.] The New York Court of Appeals, 1st Division recently upheld a lower court ruling that a series of “signed” emails is a sufficient writing to modify a contract. Plaintiff Stevens sold his business (L-S) to Defendant Publicis … [Read more…]

Parties must use neutral forensics examiner in file-sharing case

Case highlights important privacy interests in electronic discovery dispute. From Ray Beckerman, we learn of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas’s decision on a motion to compel discovery filed by the recording industry against an accused file-sharer. While the defendant will have to submit her hard drive for forensic examination to … [Read more…]