Daily Archives: May 2, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Creditor/Debtor by Josh Crank  
More Consumers Suing Over Debt Collection Harassment

Debtors and their attorneys in California have contributed over the last seven years to a fivefold increase in lawsuits alleging illegal debt collection practices, according to an analysis recently published by the Sacramento Bee. The surge in suits against collection agencies has intensified as the economy struggles to recover, suggesting that collectors are increasingly pushing the envelope to extract payments from debtors. “You’re seeing more debt collection going on as the recession continues, particularly when it comes to credit card …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Mike Mintz  
New Law Will Let the Feds Monitor Your Email

A new pending law called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA) might make your email a matter of national security. The proposed legislation could include monitoring of your e-mails, filtering content and blocking access to sites. Critics of the proposed statute argue that it would let internet service providers monitor you for possible infringement of intellectual property, which might include downloading a TV show or watching it on a site like Hulu, posting pictures on Pinterest that …

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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law Social Networks by Ada Kulesza  
You Can Be Fired for a Facebook “Like”

If you want to keep your job, don’t “like” someone on Facebook who is an opponent of your boss. In a decision that affects free expression on social media, a federal judge ruled that there’s no First Amendment protection for a one-click Facebook like. “It is the Court’s conclusion that merely “liking” a Facebook page is insufficient speech to merit constitutional protection,” wrote federal trial judge Raymond A. Jackson of Norfolk, VA. The candidate in question — B.J. Roberts, Sheriff …

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