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LinkedIn is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in a privacy suit following a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit stating that, contrary to LinkedIn’s claims, talent management algorithm hiQ Labs did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. According to Law Street, LinkedIn initially had sent a cease-and-desist letter to hiQ over the company’s harvesting of LinkeIn user data. In response, hiQ brought the case to court. Munger, Tolles & Olson is representing LinkedIn.

The city of Gastonia, North Carolina, reached a settlement with Zykala Sh’nise Lynn, the 9-year-old daughter of a woman whom a Gastonia police officer shot. Lynn’s guardian ad litem said the girl witnessed her mother being shot and suffered severe emotional distress from the event, according to the Gaston Gazette. The plaintiff is set to receive $2,500 in the settlement, which was reached in Gaston County Superior Court. Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein represented Gastonia in the case.

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Aleeza Furman

Aleeza Furman is a Philadelphia-based copy editor with ALM. Contact her at afurman@alm.com.

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