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As an increasing number of employees use social media like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their coworkers, the NLRB has recently issued a series of rulings and advisories that seek to protect employee rights in a social media context. Employers often seek to discourage employees from posting comments [...]Continue Reading →
The first tackler Rashard Mendenhall ever faced in the NFL was Ray Lewis. He broke Mendenhall’s clavicle on the first play. Mendenhall’s initial foray onto the playing field of litigation has, remarkably, been more successful, as the star running back has successfully dodged a motion for summary judgment brought by Hanesbrand, whom Mendenhall sued for [...]Continue Reading →
By this point in the evolution of social media, we’ve probably all been warned to be cautious with the type of information we post and our privacy settings, especially in light of potential employers using Facebook to check on applicants. However, two British teenagers, Leigh Van Bryan and Emily Bunting, [...]Continue Reading →
On September 8, 2011 By Nadia Mozaffar
Last month I blogged about Missouri’s Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, a law which prohibits private communications between teachers and students on social media websites. Several readers shared their concerns about the vagueness and breadth of the Act in the comments. It seemed that the law was clearly running afoul of several Constitutional [...]Continue Reading →
On August 31, 2011 By Whitney Boshers
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On August 11, 2011 By Henson Millsap
Under a new law passed by the California legislature and signed last Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown, jurors found to be tweeting, texting, or using smartphones to discuss or research their case could face up to six months jail time for criminal contempt. Specifically, the law adds to existing jury [...]Continue Reading →
On July 19, 2011 By Caroline Fleming
In the news. . .
Axl Rose goes forward with $20 million lawsuit over use of band mate Slash in videogame Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Charlie Sheen catchphrase, “Winning!” sparks trademark disputes.
ICANN approves .xxx for adult-entertainment sites.
Netflix faces class action lawsuit for [...]Continue Reading →
On March 9, 2011 By Donna Baldry
Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.
The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. [...]Continue Reading →