Yearly Archives: 2012

The Benefits of Criminal Background Screening for Your Company

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan Cavalier While the EEOC’s position on the use of criminal background checks adds to the time and cost of implementing a screening policy, there remain many benefits to screening potential candidates, including: Screening required by

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Posted in The Client

Criminal Background Screening – Employers & Corporate Counsel

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan Cavalier So how can employers implement beneficial, effective criminal background screening in their hiring processes while ensuring that they remain in compliance with the law? A few simple steps will go a long way. 1.

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Steve Martin the Juror – New Federal Jury Instructions on Social Media

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Actor Steve Martin, while on jury duty, tweeted the following to 380,000 fans:  “REPORT FROM JURY DUTY: defendant looks like a murderer. GUILTY. Waiting for opening remarks.”  A few hours later, Martin added, “REPORT

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Is “Liking” a Political Candidate on Facebook Free Speech?

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton The amount of political rhetoric on Facebook is staggering.  People are using Facebook to give you a “play-by-play” of what they think about the November presidential election.  Facebook has recently filed a brief in

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Facebook “Friends”, 4th Amendment Privacy & Probable Cause

By: Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint A recent court decision has added support to the idea that there is no privacy on the internet. In United States v. Meregildo, defendant Melvin Colon moved to suppress evidence seized from his Facebook

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Video Interview: Discussing Twitter and Facebook Subpoenas, Guy Adams with LXBN TV

Following up on the From The Sidebar article co-authored by Jillian Thornton, Hayes Hunt had the opportunity to discuss Twitter and Facebook subpoenas with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN. In the interview, he speaks about when these sites may be forced to turn

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Criminal Convictions and Arrests – To Hire Or Not To Hire?

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan Cavalier On the subject of criminal background checks, employers are often caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. On the one hand, use of criminal background checks can, and has, led to discrimination

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

Facebook And Twitter Subpoenas, Privacy And The Law

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton 955 million people are Facebook users and there are 500 million Twitter users worldwide.  With these staggering numbers, social media is a goldmine or minefield for lawyers seeking information.  What happens when a lawyer

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Predictive Coding – Clawing Back Privileged Documents

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian R. Thornton With regard to privilege review, lawyers utilizing predictive coding of ESI need to be especially vigilant not to inadvertently produce privileged documents. Although predictive coding can be used to assess privilege as well

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Posted in Litigation

What Judges are Doing with Predictive Coding

By:  Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton The difficulty with implementing processes such as predictive coding is that the technology is so new that these methods are fairly untested in court. However, the first wave of cases discussing the propriety of

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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