Faruki Blog

Security is More Than Keeping Information Private

I am always counseling my clients to be careful in their use of the term "breach." (I call it the "B Word"). The reason for such caution is because.. Read More

Supreme Court of Ohio Holds that E-Meetings are Subject to the Open Meetings Act

On May 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio vastly expanded the definition of a "meeting" under Ohio's Open Meetings Act to include all prearranged.. Read More

Update on New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul's Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit Against ESPN and Adam Schefter

Fireworks, football, the First Amendment and privacy have converged in a lawsuit filed by New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul against.. Read More

Public Records: Public Wins the Battle and the War, For Now

On March 15, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that private university police departments are subject to the state's Access to Public Records Act.. Read More

The Sixth Circuit Strikes Down a 42-Year Old Ohio Law Banning Campaign Lies

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit unanimously struck down Ohio's political false-statements laws as unconstitutional for.. Read More

SCOTUS Provides Another Victory for Proponents of Arbitration, While the CFPB Plans to Impose Restrictions

On December 14, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued another pro-arbitration decision in DirectTV, Inc. v. Imburgia.  DirecTV's customers had entered.. Read More

Splitting the Dancing Baby: Both Sides are Crying Over the Ninth Circuit's Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. Holding

In a not-so-shocking development, both sides in a closely watched copyright suit known as the "Dancing Baby" case are urging the United States Court.. Read More

Is The Most Competitive League in Sports Harming Competition in the Pro-Football Marketplace?

According to a proposed class of similarly situated sports bars and consumers, the answer is yes. On Friday, October 16, a new lawsuit was filed in a.. Read More

Keep on Dancing: Ninth Circuit Suggests Fair Use is Free Speech Right

The Ninth Circuit recently resolved the question of whether fair use is a free speech right or an affirmative defense in Lenz v. Universal Music.. Read More