The Paley Rothman Blog

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our employees.

Employment Law, Litigation

Businesses Face Obstacles to Legal Efforts to Confront False Internet Reviews

In days gone by, consumers primarily relied on word of mouth, advertising, and reviews from authoritative sources such as print publications in deciding which businesses to frequent. In today’s Internet age, however, consumer decisions have become “crowd-sourced,” as consumers search for businesses online and read customer reviews on websites like Yelp, Trip Advisor, Open Table, or Angie’s List.

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Estate Planning, Science & Technology

Granting a Fiduciary Access to Digital Accounts

As we become more technologically connected, a significant problem that those of us with online accounts will face upon death or disability is that no one can manage or access our online accounts. Facebook, Google, and the Maryland and Virginia lawmakers have taken steps to address these issues.

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Employment Law, Government Contracts

Trick or Treat: Cybersecurity Threats at Your Door

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Cybersecurity Awareness Month falls in October, the same month as Halloween. Malicious programs can come knocking at the door of your company’s digital firewall, dressed in costume as a harmless email attachment or website link. If you open the door expecting a treat, you could end up with a costly and damaging trick. So it’s the perfect time to take note of the cybersecurity risks that your business may face.

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