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Posted 2 years ago in Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Facebook to Pay $20M to Settle ‘Sponsored Stories’ Suit

Facebook plans to settle a California class action over its use of users’ names and their profile pictures in its “Sponsored Stories” program for $20 million, after having the first settlement attempt rejected by a judge in August. The class – which could include up to 125 million Facebook users – accused the social networking site of using their names and/or likenesses without their permission to promote products and services in violation of California’s state laws against using names for …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Las Redes Sociales Ganan — y Pierden — Los Casos de Derecho Familiar

La omnipresencia de las redes sociales está probando ser una valiosa fuente de evidencia – pero no solo para los policías y los fiscales. Las redes sociales han comenzado a jugar un papel cada vez más y más importante en los casos de Derecho Familiar. Aunque puede divertir a sus amigos el que usted suba a Facebook fotos de sus últimas aventuras durante la hora feliz, y si bien es tentador el mencionar en Twitter en 140 caracteres o menos …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Social Networks by Larry Bodine  
[VIDEO] Can You Badmouth Your Boss Online?

You have the right to call your employer an obscenity on Facebook, thanks to the National Labor Relations Act, which has been protecting the rights of workers since 1935, according to Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com. “I think you’ll be surprised how extensive your rights are,” Bodine says. Get the free Labor & Employment Law Newsletter. Subscribe Today New decisions under the law say you can publicly call your boss a swear word on Facebook so long as …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Social Media Wins — and Loses — Family Law Cases

The ubiquity of social media is proving to be a goldmine of evidence — but not just for cops and prosecutors. Social media is has begun playing an increasingly important role in family law cases. While it might be amusing to your friends to post pictures of your latest happy hour high jinx on Facebook, and while it might be very tempting to relate in 140 characters or less what a jerk your soon-to-be-ex is on Twitter, if you’re involved in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Blogger Calls for Murder of Mitt Romney, Arrested

A Philadelphia-area blogger has been arrested after he created Facebook pages calling for the murder of two city officials. Joshua Scott Albert, 26, who intermittently ran a popular and abrasive restaurant gossip blog, surrendered to police last month after he made pages on Facebook in favor of the deaths of the city’s district attorney and head of police union. He was charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder, terroristic threats and harassment. The blogger also created a similar page calling …

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