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Rapper’s Instagram Rant Against Babysitter Brings Lawsuit

After rapper “The Game” posted a photo of and a rant about his children’s former babysitter, she is fighting back with a defamation lawsuit against him.   Babysitter to the Stars Karen Monroe is a babysitter to the stars in Los Angeles, and The Game (birth name Jayceon Taylor) employed her up until last year to care for his three children. According to his Instagram rant, reported here, he dismissed her for “lying, stealing, screaming at [his] kids, mistreating others …

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Posted 12 months ago in Social Networks by Josh Crank  
Most Social Media Users Unaware Posts Can Be Used in Court

Social media activity has become so routine that many users never give a second thought to posting a photo or “checking in” to a favorite hangout. But most of those users have no idea the digital trail they leave behind can be used against them in court. A new survey from Lawyers.com shows that only 46 percent of Facebook users realize their posts can be used as legal evidence. Users of other social media sites were even less aware; 44 …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
States Punish Web-Cruising Jurors

In keeping with other states that are punishing jurors for defying trial judges’ directions to stay away from social media during trials, a Kansas court on May 20 found a man guilty of criminal contempt for posting comments about a murder case for which he was serving as a juror.   Jail Time for the Crime Anceo Stovall was on trial in a Topeka court for felony murder and robbery, charged with shooting and killing an attorney and wounding another …

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Are Facebook ‘Likes’ Protected Free Speech?

Can you be fired for clicking the “Like” button on a Facebook page? A group of employees in the Hampton County, Va. Sheriff’s Office will find out when the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on whether their dismissal for “liking” the opponent of their boss during election season violates the First Amendment.   Fired after a ‘Like’ It was election season in November 2009, when Sheriff B. J. Roberts learned that some of his employees were actively supporting …

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Ashley Tisdale Gets Restraining Order Against Twitter Stalker

Actress-singer Ashley Tisdale recently scored a restraining order against an alleged stalker who showed up at her house. But before that he’d over-tweeted his welcome as a fan, logging thousands of messages on Tisdale’s Twitter page since November, sending her to the cops with worries about her safety.   Creepy Tweets Tisdale first reportedly grew alarmed when her handlers noticed that one fan had tweeted to her account almost 19,000 times in the last six months. Some of his tweets …

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