Tag Archives: social media

Dislike? Opposing Party Posts Comments About Attorney

The opposing party in a divorce case took to Facebook to post comments about opposing counsel—and now he is being sued by the attorney for defamation. The attorney represented the wife in a divorce case, and the husband was apparently…

What Are the Risks of Jurors Using Social Media?

Post by Randall Ryder This past week, a juror was charged with contempt of court after she talked about a guilty verdict on Facebook before the verdict was read. Should jurors be forbidden from using social media? In the case this…

California Town Considers Posting Names of Drunk Drivers Online

The community of Huntington Beach, considered a suburb of Los Angeles, is considering posting the names of suspected drivers online. The names would be listed on the website of the police department. According to a member of the police department,…

Are the Accused Russian Spies the New Brand of Spy?

Post by Randall Ryder The United States recently arrested a number of individuals they claim all work for the Russian Intelligence agency. Nearly all of the spies, however, were not engaged in cloak and dagger activities, but were apparently trying to…

Are New Internet Privacy Laws on the Horizon?

Post by Randall Ryder The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet has completed a draft of legislation that would outline new parameters on internet privacy. Internet privacy is a hot topic right now, given the recent uproar surrounding Facebook’s…

Are Online Comments No Longer Anonymous?

Post by Randall Ryder In a recent case, the Third Circuit of Appeals ruled that an Illinois newspaper must reveal the identity of an anonymous commentator.  Going forward, will this change the way newspapers and individuals approach online comments? The case…