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TweetThe relationship between employment agreements and social media continues to break new legal ground. In Oklahoma, a federal court recently considered whether a Facebook post violated a former employee’s non-solicitation agreement. The defendant, Todd Cahill, was a regional manager of Pre-Paid Legal Services. Because the position allowed Cahill to access trade secrets and other confidential […]

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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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TweetSocial media continues to wreak havoc in courtrooms across the country. Despite repeated warning from judges, jurors are continuing to comment on cases via social media, “friend” parties to the lawsuits, and conduct their own Internet research outside of the courtroom. All of these activities are strictly prohibited and threaten the validity of any resulting […]

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TweetPublicly traded companies may be forced to reconsider their social media business practices or face penalties from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Netflix recently announced that it received a Wells Notice from the agency in connection with a social media post made by its CEO, Reed Hastings. The offending post stated: Congrats to Ted Sarandos, […]

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TweetThe new Google SEO algorithm, Penguin, gives a high ranking to social media use.  Businesses that seek to optimize their web site benefit by encouraging their employees to move their business content around the internet.  What happens when a business invests in an employee’s LinkedIn account and that employee leaves to take a job elsewhere? […]

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TweetThe use of social media over the last 5 years has become so widespread that many educators and lawmakers are considering whether social media deserves a place with math and geography school curriculums. In New Jersey, Angel Fuentes has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would include social media as a core curriculum […]

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TweetMy first reaction to a YouTube commercial created by The Law Office of John Phillips looked something like this … For about two minutes and thirty seconds, my face alternated from stunned amazement to confused amusement. The video, which you can watch below, tells the sad story of a Weeble Wobble (yes, those lovable toys […]

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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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TweetSocial media has arguably transformed the way many companies do business, particularly how they interact with the public. However, as the business advantages of this new technology continue to grow, so do the legal risks. Many of these risks can be traced back to the novelty of the social media phenomenon. While social media issues […]

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TweetJurors’ use, or I should say misuse, of social media such as Twitter and Facebook during trials is leading to the overturning of court rulings, convictions and mistrials.  These improper juror postings on social media websites is yet another weapon in attorneys’ arsenals for creating grounds for an appeal. Criminal defense lawyers, among others, comb through Facebook and Twitter entries for […]

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