Daily Archives: February 9, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Lying Blogger Wants New Trial

Plenty of journalists have blogs these days, but is everyone who blogs a journalist? Not if they fail to check their facts, post defamatory statements not backed by evidence, and have no connections to any news outlets, an Oregon jury recently ruled. Now blogger Crystal Cox, who was ordered to pay $2.5 million to an attorney and his business for the damage her website caused, hopes for a second chance to argue her case. And one of the country’s most …

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Posted 5 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Jennifer King  
Feds Launch Most Wanted Website for Worst Deadbeat Parents

Since the FBI launched its 10 Most Wanted list in 1950, 494 fugitives have had the dubious distinction of being featured—and 94 percent of those have been apprehended. Perhaps with those impressive statistics in mind, the federal government launched a new most-wanted list last month that features some of the country’s worst deadbeat parents. Among those in the spotlight: Robert Sand: Listed as the “most wanted deadbeat,” Sand owes more than $1 million in child support for three children from …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Ada Kulesza  
Lawsuit Over Twitter Account Goes Forward

When an employee leaves a job, he hands over his company phone and empties his desk, but if he tries to take his customers with him, things can get litigious. So how do you define his Twitter account? A judge has ruled that a South Carolina-based company’s lawsuit against its former employee over this question can proceed. The suit calls a Twitter account just that – a customer list – and will set the precedent about who owns the Tweets. …

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