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TweetLawyers, law professors, and others in the legal community are increasingly using legal blogs and other Internet platforms to comment on groundbreaking or otherwise interesting legal developments. However, as a recent defamation lawsuit highlights, writers always run the risk of becoming a topic of legal commentary themselves. Zachary Kramer, an associate dean at Arizona State […]

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TweetBe careful what you say online-it could come back to bite you. A recent Missouri Supreme Court puts this warning in stark relief.  In a ruling in the case The Fireworks Restoration Co. v. Hosto, ED97181 (Mo. App. Ct. May 9, 2012), it upheld a jury verdict of $150,000 against a former business partner in […]

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TweetThe First Circuit Court of Appeals last week held that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional because it denies married same-sex couples the same federal benefits granted to other married couples. This issue is now clearly headed to the United States Supreme Court which will likely have the final say on the […]

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TweetLawyers continually warn their clients to be cautious about what they say on the internet and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Saying the wrong thing can harm a company’s reputation and even lead to costly business litigation. However, sometimes lawyers don’t take their own advice. A New Jersey attorney is […]

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TweetWhen do on-line transactions originating from out-of-state afford courts long-arm jurisdiction over a non-domiciliary defendant?  A New York court answered this question in the recent opinion, Deer Consumer Products, Inc. v. Little and John Does 1-10 and Seeking Alpha Ltd., Index No.: 650823/11, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 22021 (1/27/12, N.Y. Sup. Ct., New York Co., […]

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