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Facebook Exchange Advocating Employee Insubordination Was Not Protected Activity

The Richmond District Neighborhood Center (“Richmond”) is a non-profit corporation that operates the Beacon Teen Center at San Francisco’s George Washington High School, which provides after-school activities to students.  For the 2011–2012 school year, Ian Callaghan was one of the … Continue reading

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Employer Violated Rights of Employees By Firing Them For Engaging In Facebook Exchange About Employer

As set forth in a decision by the National Labor and Relations Board (NLRB) on August 14, 2014, two employees of a sports bar were fired for being involved in an off-duty, off-site Facebook exchange that included customers and regarded … Continue reading

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The Pull of Facebook Leads to Arrests

In one case, on June 19, 2014, a 26-year-old thief broke into a house in South St. Paul, Minnesota, stole some credit cards, some cash and a watch.  While still in the house, the thief spotted a computer and couldn’t … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Posting Pictures on Her Facebook Wall Lands Nursing Assistant in Jail and More

Late last month, an Oregon jury found Nai Mai Chao, 26, guilty of invasion of the personal privacy of elderly or disabled patients after finding that she took graphic photographs of them with the contents of bed pans at the … Continue reading

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UK Juror Found Guilty of Conversing With Drug Defendant on Facebook, Sentenced to Eight Months In Jail

On June 14, 2011, the London High Court found a juror in contempt of court for making contact with a defendant on trial in a drug case in Manchester, England.  The juror conversed with the defendant on Facebook over one … Continue reading

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Employee Fired For Negative Facebook Posting About Supervisor, But Company Agreed That Its Social Media Policy Was Too Restrictive

On December 1, 2009, Connecticut ambulance company, American Medical Response (“AMR”), fired an employee after she made negative comments about her supervisor on Facebook to fellow employees, some of whom posted supportive responses.  The employee, Dawnmarie Souza, was fired for … Continue reading

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