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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Facebook Plays Superhero in Catching Comic Thief

A California man will be needing a good defense attorney after he allegedly stole valuable comics from an Anaheim store only to be immediately apprehended, thanks to some quick social media work by the store owners. The thief broke a display window with a rock and took off with $18,000 worth of comics, but got nabbed the very same day when he tried to sell some valuable “Incredible Hulk” issues at a different nearby store. Turns out the owner of …

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Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim brings you today’s Newsbreak, an update on legal cases from around the country. Betsy reports on why the 7th Circuit struck down Indiana’s law banning sex offenders from Facebook and other social media. The Indiana ACLU represented a group convicted of sexual crimes, who had completed their sentences. The state attorney general had argued the law was to protect children from sexual predators trolling the Internet. Our Newsbreak also explains a court decision granting …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Lawsuits Challenge Subway on ‘Footlong’ Promises

It only took a couple of lawsuits for Subway to figure out the math: If you offer “footlong” sandwiches to customers, they are going to expect – and eventually demand – 12 inches of food. The restaurant chain has been embarrassed by – and is now being sued because of – Facebook posts showing its popular $5 footlong sub along with rulers or tape measures, which show the sandwiches falling well short of the promised 12 inches.   Expensive Promises …

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Crash Victim Wins $8.5 Million Despite Facebook Posts

A driver who was hit by a truck and whose wife died in the accident had his multi-million dollar jury award upheld even though new evidence showed that before the trial he erased incriminating evidence on his Facebook page. Isaiah Lester and his wife Jessica were riding in a car in 2007 when a cement truck driven by William Donald Sprouse crossed the center line. The truck tipped over and crushed the Lesters’ vehicle. Jessica was killed in the accident. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
Drunk Driver Arrested After Bragging on Facebook

It shouldn’t need to be repeated, but apparently it does: Should you commit a crime, and wish to escape prosecution, don’t brag about your exploits on social media. A man in Astoria, Oregon was arrested after he broadcast to the world about a little accident he had driving home early New Year’s Day. Police were already investigating a hit-and-run that caused minor damage to two vehicles when they were tipped off that Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, had posted an update to …

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