Management’s Negligence Not Enough for Punitive Damages

By Joseph Hunt The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a jury award of punitive damages under Title VII because the plaintiff had not established the employer acted with malice or reckless indifference. The Court held that a plaintiff must show culpability beyond mere negligence at the management level in order to hold the […]

LinkedIn Trial Produces No Damages

By Bill Wright After almost two years, the trial over a LinkedIn account is over. Eagle v. Morgan, No. 11-4303 (E.D. Pa. March 12, 2013). Dr. Eagle founded Edcomm, a banking education company. Edcomm encouraged its employees to create LinkedIn accounts for company marketing purposes. Dr. Eagle created an individual LinkedIn account and used it […]