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Yelp Sues a Law Firm Over Fake Reviews

October 17, 2013

Yelp Sues a Law Firm Over Fake Reviews For quite some time, Yelp has been battling claims of threatening potential clients using negative reviews to convince businesses to buy advertising with them. After trying to defend themselves for quite some time in court and on their blog, another similar accusation of bullying was found. After…

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10 Ways to Ruin Your Claim Using Social Media

August 27, 2013

10 Ways to Ruin Your Claim Using Social Media Social Media has come a long way. What was once merely forums of discussion on specific topics, now has become fully integrated in our daily routine. Wake up-check Facebook newsfeed. Having lunch-post picture on Instagram. Watching TV-follow discussion on Twitter. Not to mention a host of other…

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Student Sues School District for Facebook Photo Use

July 24, 2013

Student Sues School District for Facebook Photo Use Fayette County School Administrator Curtis Cearley gave a seminar on how social media can damage your reputation, and as a result, Chelsea Chaney feels that he ruined hers. She’s now suing the district and administrator for $2 million, claiming libel, slander, invasion of privacy, and other wrongs. During his…

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Top 5 Safety Apps

July 2, 2013

Top 5 Safety Apps There are thousands of smartphone apps to help keep you safe. We want to share with you our top five and why we recommend them. 1. SaferCar – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration developed SaferCar to help consumers stay updated on key safety information. The app allows you to look up…

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Is the Facebook “like” button covered under free speech?

June 20, 2013

Is the Facebook “like” button covered under free speech? Aaron Palmer, one of Facebook’s lawyers, expressed to the federal appeals court how the “Like” feature is used by 500 million people and must be covered by the free-speech protection under the Constitution. The company is seeking to reverse a lower-court ruling from a lawsuit brought by six people…

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What were they thinking? Hyundai Shocks People With Their Commercial Depicting a Suicide

June 4, 2013

Hyundai certainly grabbed a lot of attention with its new car advertisement in the UK, although it may not be the kind they were wanting. The Korean car company put out a 60 second commercial that shows a man attempting to commit suicide while starting his Hyundai iX35 inside of a closed garage. The commercial…

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A Facebook post from a juror may overturn wrongful death verdict

March 19, 2013

A Facebook post from a juror may overturn wrongful death verdict An overly social jury foreman started to talk to his friends about the trial on his public Facebook page. Now the verdict in a wrongful death case may be overturned. The juror posted comments revealing that he was the foreman and bragged about speedy…

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A Law Firms Hijacked Keywords Turn Out to be Privacy Violation

March 18, 2013

A Law Firms Hijacked Keywords Turn Out to be Privacy Violation A Wisconsin law firm failed to win reinstatement of a lawsuit that claimed their right to privacy was violated by a competitor’s purchase of advertising search engine keywords. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of the suit according to the Milwaukee Journal…

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Cops Using Facebook to Track Down Individuals

March 13, 2013

Cops Using Facebook to Track Down Individuals New York City’s Brownsville area of Brooklyn is one of the most crime infested areas n New York. Brownsville cops are spending a portion of their shift on Facebook where they have found evidence of illegal gun possession and criminals. These criminals blatantly post the crimes they have committed…

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Twitter post resulted in a woman’s damages decreasing in court

January 14, 2013

Twitter post resulted in a woman’s damages decreasing in court Omiesha Daniels’ Twitter posts were used against her in court after her car accident in 2011. With a broken arm and a forehead laceration, Daniels claimed that she was unable to do her job as a hair stylist. Defense attorney J. Robb Cruser showed the…

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