A bill (S. 2168) that would increase penalties for identity theft and fraud was included in another bill (H.R. 5938) designed to provide security details for U.S. vice presidents. That measure became P.L. 110-326. The law allows consumers to sue identity thieves and recover damages based on the time and money spent recovering from the theft. The measure would also make it a felony to use spyware or keyloggers to damage 10 or more computers regardless of the amount of damage caused by the hacker.
A company is not liable for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident caused by one of its employees. The employee, though driving a company truck, was acting outside the scope of his employment when the accident occurred because the employee was traveling to meet his wife on a purely personal errand.
A state appeals court has ruled that a company’s noncompete agreement is unenforceable because it is overbroad. The court ruled that the company has “no protectable interest in public information” and “cannot deem by fiat all information…acquired through employment is confidential.”