Faruki Blog

Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protections

Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke,.. Read More

The 4th Circuit Authorizes a Heads I Win, Tails You Lose Attorneys' Fee Award in Certain Trademark Appeals

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' recent ruling on attorneys fees in Shammas v. Focarino, No. 14-1191 (April 23, 2015), will, unless overturned by.. Read More

As Police Begin to Wear Body Cameras, Can They Deny Access to Footage?

Last summer a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The incident sparked a nationwide debate.. Read More

Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I.. Read More

June 2015 Faruki Website Newsletter

*    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. .. Read More

Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which.. Read More

Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that.. Read More

Waiving the Right to Arbitration By Participating in Litigation

Many business contracts have an arbitration provision that states something similar to: "any dispute arising out of or related to this agreement.. Read More

How the Yankees Got "The House that Juice Built" Tossed Out of the Game

In 2008 and 2009, drug use among professional athletes was a big story. The "Mitchell Report," released in late 2007, exposed widespread steroid use.. Read More

Cyber Crisis: Finding the Opportunity following China's Hack of the U.S. Government

The Chinese word for “crisis” is comprised of two characters. One represents “danger,” and the other represents “opportunity.” On Thursday, June 4,.. Read More