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Buyer Beware – Products Falsely Offer Cures for Corona Virus

March 13, 2020

Buyer Beware – Products Falsely Offer Cures for Corona Virus   The world is officially in a state of emergency. The World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control have named the Corona virus (also known as COVID-19) a pandemic. Individuals are encouraged to wash their hands frequently, avoid large crowds, and practice safe…

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Parents may be liable for what their kids post on Facebook

November 6, 2014

Parents may be liable for what their kids post on Facebook According to a ruling by the Georgia Court of Appeals, parents can be held liable for what their children post on Facebook.  The Georgia Court of Appeals recently ruled that the parents of a seventh-grade boy were negligent for not having their son take…

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Girl’s Facebook Post cost her Parents $80,000

May 15, 2014

Facebook Post Cost Family $80,000 It’s probably not in your best interest to publicly announce that because your parents won their lawsuit you’re all going to Europe on Facebook, but unfortunately, that is exactly what Patrick Snay’s daughter did. The previous head of a Gulliver Preparatory School in Miama, Florida is now out an $80,000 discrimination…

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Facebook Blunders: Creating Evidence That Can Hurt Your Case

April 15, 2014

Facebook Can Hurt Your Case Facebook is a part of modern America, along with other social media like Twitter and Instagram. Pictures, plans, and friendships are posted and highlighted. It’s not private, especially not in modern litigation, even though you might have limited who can access it. Anything you post on Facebook might be used…

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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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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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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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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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Be careful of Facebook Scams

January 9, 2012

Over the past few years internet scamming has increased significantly. From 2008 – 2009 alone, scam complaints and reports increased by 30 percent. 65 percent of these scams originated in the United States, followed by 10.5 percent in the UK, and 7.5 percent in Nigeria. One of the most common ways a person can be…

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