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On March 1, 2010 By JETLaw
Imagine the following scenario: A group of students harasses another student who is autistic. The group videotapes its bullying behavior of the student. Someone decides to upload the video to the Internet. After receiving complaints, the website hosting the video immediately removes it. Has a crime been committed?
While most may agree that the actions [...]Continue Reading →
On February 23, 2010 By JETLaw
A high school student was suspended for creating a Facebook page critical of one of her teachers and was subsequently suspended. She then sued her principal for violating her First Amendment rights, and recently, Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber denied the principal’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit and rejected his claims for [...]Continue Reading →
On December 9, 2009 By JETLaw
In case you have been living under a rock (or in the library like my classmates and myself), Tiger Woods has been caught having an extramarital affair with another woman. Since the story broke a few days ago by National Enquirer, there has been a media storm of coverage. Here’s a link [...]Continue Reading →
Many people remember when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke during the summer of 2007, when the then-NBA referee resigned amidst allegations that he made calls either affecting the outcome of games or at least helping cover the spread both during the regular season and playoffs. After pleading guilty on federal charges, Continue Reading →
ESPN baseball analyst and former NY Mets GM Steve Phillips was recently fired by the network after the NY Post ran a story exposing him for an extramarital affair with a 22-year old production manager and coworker named Brooke Hundley. Apparently things got ugly for Phillips after he tried to break it [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.
PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.
Rosemary Port, the previously anonymous author of a blog entitled “Skanks in NYC,” recently announced her intent to file a $15 million lawsuit against Google for revealing her identity. Google, as the provider of the blog, was required to identify the blogger pursuant to an order by a New [...]Continue Reading →
A New Jersey judge recently handed down the long-awaited decision in the defamation case filed by “hot chicks” pictured in the book entitled Hot Chicks with Douchebags, who had apparently taken offense to having their pictures published in the book without their permission. According to their complaint, the three [...]Continue Reading →
It’s no surprise that the media make mistakes, but sometimes irresponsible reporting runs afoul of the law. The “facts” reported during the coverage of the Duke lacrosse rape case turned out to be less than factual and, from a legal perspective, this case poses interesting issues.
Don’t miss the Vanderbilt Journal [...]Continue Reading →