Facebook Photos Ordered In New York Injury Case

Apr 22, 14 Facebook Photos Ordered In New York Injury Case

Posted in Best Of The Rest, eDiscovery, Litigation

By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) In a recent case from New York, a judge ordered a plaintiff to produce Facebook photos to be used as evidence. The plaintiff was injured after falling off of defendant’s horse and is suing for damages related to her subsequent injuries.  Defendant moved to compel plaintiff to produce her...

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Twitter Subpoenaed In High-Drama Battle Between Rival Orthodox Jewish Groups

Apr 18, 14 Twitter Subpoenaed In High-Drama Battle Between Rival Orthodox Jewish Groups

Posted in Criminal, Litigation

Here’s an interesting story that we read about over at Courthouse News. Before we get into it, though, it’s worth pointing out that the plaintiff in this matter goes by the name “Lemon Juice”. So, keep that in mind as we proceed. You may have heard about the trial of Nechemya Weberman, an orthodox Jewish...

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Microsoft Admits To Email Snooping While Tracing Leak, Vows To Change Policy

Apr 18, 14 Microsoft Admits To Email Snooping While Tracing Leak, Vows To Change Policy

Posted in Litigation, Litigation, Privacy, Surveillance

Last month, the Internet focused one of its trademark 24-hour outrage cycles on Microsoft, after news emerged that the company had  scanned a user’s Hotmail inbox in order to trace the source of a Windows 8 leak. Here’s The Independent with a more precise account: Microsoft is facing a storm of criticism over its...

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Virginia Court Allows Service Of Process By Facebook, LinkedIn And E-mail

Apr 17, 14 Virginia Court Allows Service Of Process By Facebook, LinkedIn And E-mail

Posted in Best Of The Rest, Litigation

In a recent case from Virginia, a court ruled that service via Facebook, LinkedIn and E-mail is an appropriate method of service of process. [P]laintiff brought this action against defendant, alleging among other things trademark infringement, unfair competition and cybersquatting.  Plaintiff is a company that offers a social...

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Judge’s Facebook Connections Insufficient For Recusal In Murder Case

Apr 16, 14 Judge’s Facebook Connections Insufficient For Recusal In Murder Case

Posted in Best Of The Rest, Litigation, Odds & Ends

By IT-Lex Intern Kristin Bergman (Twitter / LinkedIn) Nearly two years ago, (former) Middle Tennessee State University student Shanterrica Madden was sentenced to 29 years in prison for the murder of her roommate, Tina Stewart. Appealing her conviction, Madden argued that the trial court erred by denying her motion to recuse for a...

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Aussie Teacher Wins Defamation Suit Against Former Student for “Ugly” Posts

Apr 16, 14 Aussie Teacher Wins Defamation Suit Against Former Student for “Ugly” Posts

Posted in Litigation

By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) Not long ago, we wrote about the Florida high schooler whose Facebook update cost her family an $80,000 legal settlement. In that same vein, here’s an equally unbelievable story from Australia about another teenager whose social media usage ended up coming with a severe price tag. The...

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