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Posted 1 year ago in Estate Planning Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
New Laws for Facebook After Death

Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Paypal, investment accounts, frequent flier miles, LexisNexis access — consumers today take advantage of a wealth of online services across a broad swath of industries. But what happens to all those accounts, filled with photos, memories, insights and money, after a person dies? The issue is doubly important for services like Paypal or online bank accounts that contain actual cash assets, but families can gain real or emotional value from the non-monied contents of Facebook or email …

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Posted 1 year ago in Podcasts Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

More Grandparents Seeking Visitation Rights The baby boom generation is aging and people are living longer, healthier lives. That means more grandparents are active participants in their grandchildren’s lives. They are also pursuing visitation rights when divorce or family dysfunction results in their being cut off from their grandchildren. Find Out More…   Cops are Monitoring You on Social Media [Infographic] More than 70% of law enforcement agencies across the U.S. use social media as an investigative tool. In a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
NHL Star Jeremy Roenick Seeks Legal Advice for Twitter Brawl

Former NHL superstar Jeremy Roenick took to Twitter last week, asking for legal advice about whether he would get sued for beating up an Internet heckler. “Is there a good lawyer in Toronto that can oversee my dispute on tues?” Roenick tweeted, explaining that he wanted to pummel another Twitter user, who goes by the name Kyle Gags, in the lobby of a Hotel Sheraton. Unfortunately for fans, an attorney piped up that, without getting a proper license, the fight …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment Video by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Obesity Now Considered a Workplace Disability When the Americans with Disabilities Act was originally created, obesity was considered a disability only when due to an underlying physiological disorder such as diabetes. Today, any type of obesity is considered a disability, meaning obese employees have new rights in the workplace and cannot be discriminated against because of their weight. Find Out More…   Can You Badmouth Your Boss Online? [Video] You have the right to call your employer names on Facebook, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Court Says No Privacy in Yahoo! Emails

If you thought your Gmail or Yahoo! mail accounts were safe from prying eyes, think again. The illusion of privacy in cyberspace took yet another hit on Oct. 10 when the South Carolina Supreme Court declared, in effect, that reading someone else’s Yahoo! emails doesn’t violate federal law. The Stored Communications Act is an archaic 1986 federal law that courts are still trying to apply to technologies that were never even imagined when the law was drafted. Judges are forced …

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