Daily Archives: September 14, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Twitter Caves and Hands Over Protester’s Tweets to Avoid Fines

Scroll down to see our video with a warning for Twitter users. Facing large fines as well as a future full of similar headaches, today Twitter caved to prosecutors’ demands for user Malcolm Harris’s tweets in his criminal trial for trespassing during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration last October. Twitter turned over tweets Harris had posted during the demonstration under the account @destructuremal but then subsequently deleted. Prosecutors in the Manhattan DA’s office first tried to subpoena Harris for his …

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Posted 2 years ago in Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Twitter Throws Occupy Protestor Under the Bus

NEWS UPDATE: See the story and video at Twitter Caves and Hands Over Protester’s Tweets to Avoid Fines. Twitter just handed over three months’ worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester’s tweets to a judge in a criminal trial. Twitter claimed it was defending its users’ right to privacy, but in the end it threw protestor Malcolm Harris under the bus. Harris is a Twitter user who is being prosecuted for trespassing during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on the Brooklyn …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce by Michele Bowman  
Chad Johnson, Accused of Domestic Violence, ‘Refuses’ Divorce

Nobody wants to get divorced. But some people need to, and if one spouse resists a divorce, there are ways around such an added difficulty. Pro football player Chad Johnson is reportedly making divorce difficult for his wife, Evelyn Lozada, the star of (ironically) the VHI series Basketball Wives, who filed after allegedly suffering infidelity and domestic violence at his hands.   Ocho Cinco, Nolo Contendere? Johnson, who made news in 2006 with his controversial name change from Johnson to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Wins $13 Million for Scary Elevator Ride

A woman who was seriously injured during a harrowing elevator ride won a $13 million jury award. Janice Beasley was in the elevator on the upper floors of a Florida high rise building in May 1999 when it began to plummet repeatedly from the 23rd floor down to the basement. When the building was notified, it called on a mechanic with the building’s on-site elevator maintenance company. He tried to fix the problem, but instead of taking Beasley off the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Burger King Forbids Cashier’s Skirt, Faces EEOC Suit

Burger King has found itself in hot water over its refusal to allow a Pentecostal Christian employee to wear skirts to work. A federal court will now decide whether the burger chain violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects workers’ religious beliefs against unlawful employment practices. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on August 22 sued a BK franchise in Texas on behalf of Ashanti McShan, who says the burger chain promised her in her interview …

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