Legal Issues

Read: Congress Looking to Exempt Security Devices From No-Load Power Requirements

Congress Looking to Exempt Security Devices From No-Load Power Requirements

The Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act would exempt no-load power energy use restrictions for security equipment.

Read: ADT vs. Mike Harris: Court Battle for Ring’s IoT Assets Begins

ADT vs. Mike Harris: Court Battle for Ring’s IoT Assets Begins

IoT trial commences for ADT Holdings vs. Mike Harris, regarding Ring’s (Bot Home Automation) acquisition of Zonoff’s Z1 home automation platform.

Read: How Not Having Proper Documentation Can Ruin Your Company

How Not Having Proper Documentation Can Ruin Your Company

Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum explains why you should always put everything in writing when it comes to employee contract details.

Read: Backyard Surveillance Bill Will Allow N.Y. Neighbors to Sue Over Outdoor Cameras

Backyard Surveillance Bill Will Allow N.Y. Neighbors to Sue Over Outdoor Cameras

A new law signed by Governor Cuomo will allow people to sue their neighbors over surveillance cameras they feel are obtrusive.

Read: ADS Defeats Patent Troll in Court, Reimbursed Attorneys’ Fees

ADS Defeats Patent Troll in Court, Reimbursed Attorneys’ Fees

After initially having its cross-motion denied by a Texas court, the Federal Circuit reversed the decision citing an abuse of discretion.

Read: Vivint to Pay Wyoming $100,000 in Door-to-Door Sales Settlement

Vivint to Pay Wyoming $100,000 in Door-to-Door Sales Settlement

Vivint is paying the state for alleged wrongdoings by the company’s door-to-door salespeople, including violating the Consumer Protection Act.

Read: ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Stealing Home Automation Tech

ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Stealing Home Automation Tech

ADT claims former Zonoff CEO Mike Harris misappropriated home automation assets, transferring them to smart doorbell maker Ring when the IoT technology actually belonged to ADT. Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff says claims are ‘ridiculous.’

Read: Integrators Beware, New Law to Prohibit Asking Potential Employees About Previous Wage Earnings

Integrators Beware, New Law to Prohibit Asking Potential Employees About Previous Wage Earnings

Like Massachusetts, Philadelphia makes it illegal for employers to ask prospective employees about their salary history.

Read: Tyco Integrated Security-Eli Lilly Case Shows Scary Exposure Security Providers Can Face

Tyco Integrated Security-Eli Lilly Case Shows Scary Exposure Security Providers Can Face

Security company prevails but had to persevere six years of uncertainty in $60 million lawsuit.

Read: TycoIS Cleared of Liability in Pharmaceutical Theft Lawsuit

TycoIS Cleared of Liability in Pharmaceutical Theft Lawsuit

Federal jury rules in favor of security provider in $60 million case filed by Eli Lilly.

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