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Daughter Unwittingly Drops $80,000 Facebook Bomb on Dad

Patrick Snay had worked as headmaster of Gulliver School in Florida, but his 2010-2011 contract was not renewed.  In response, Snay sued Gulliver asserting causes of action for age discrimination and retaliation under the Florida Civil Rights Act.   The parties … Continue reading

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U.S. Federal Judge Permits Service of Process Through Social Media

In the United States, there is a requirement that notice of a lawsuit against a party be served on that party with a reasonable likelihood that the notice will be received so that the party may respond to it.  A … Continue reading

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Turning the Worm: Photographer Sued Getty Images for Posting His Photos and Won $1.2M

Professional photographer Daniel Morel was in Haiti on January 12, 2010, when devastation struck.  At 4:54 p.m. that day, the largest earthquake in the Caribbean in 200 years hit the island ultimately killing over 230,000 people.  During the remainder of … Continue reading

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Food Truck Worker Fired For Tip-Shaming on Twitter

According to his own account, food truck worker Brendan O’Connor and his food truck crew prepared a $170 food order for employees of a local shareholder advisory firm who had sprinted up to his truck in South Street Seaport in … Continue reading

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Appellate Court Strikes Down Judge’s Ruling That “Liking” Facebook Page Is Not Constitutionally Protected Expression

On May 8, 2012, yours truly wrote an article on this very blog about a decision by a federal judge in Virginia who, on April 24, 2012, ruled that “liking” a Facebook page was not expression protected by the First Amendment of … Continue reading

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Alleged Tagger Arrested After Liking Facebook Photo of Himself

In connection with the disturbance in downtown Huntington Beach on July 28, 2013, Huntington Beach Police posted photographs on the department’s Facebook page of a number of persons of interest seeking the public’s help to identify them.  One of the … Continue reading

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Police in Huntington Beach Turn to Social Media for Help to Catch Stop-Sign-Hurling “Bro”

On July 28, 2013, following the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, an array of disorderly young folk engaged in a variety of unsavory activities in downtown Huntington Beach.  Some of the primitives engaged in fighting, many taunted, … Continue reading

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Update on Rakofsky vs. Internet

On May 17, 2011, yours truly posted an article on this blog about one Joseph Rakofsky, a newly minted lawyer who elected to represent a defendant in a murder trial.   It was not only Rakofsky’s first murder trial, it was … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Your Social Media in the Digital Afterlife

Google is now offering users a way to choose what will be done with their Google activity in the hereafter.  In its “Inactive Account Manager” feature, you can select trusted contacts to receive data from some or all of the … Continue reading

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Hair Stylist Sued for Friending Former Employer’s Clients on Facebook

According to a decision of a Massachusetts Superior Court, one day after beginning work in 2010 as a hair stylist for Invidia, LLC, a Sudbury, Massachusetts hair salon, Maren DiFonzo signed an agreement containing non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions in … Continue reading

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