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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
I recently addressed the general implications of the Stored Communications Act on locating and retrieving electronic evidence in a Law360 article entitled “A Hurdle to Obtaining Electronic Evidence.” As explained by the Ninth...more
The Florida Supreme Court recently considered the data storage capability of a smartphone in the context of a Fourth Amendment search and seizure case. ...more
While many cases focus on electronic evidence available on employee laptops and behind corporate firewalls, massive volumes of electronic evidence can be found on the servers of companies that provide electronic processing...more
In an instant, your Facebook presence is transformed…instead of uploading those photos from that party last night, you click “like” on that distant family member’s baby pictures. Instead of angrily posting on that political...more
Youkers v. State, 2013 WL 2077196 (Tex. App.—Dallas May 15, 2013).
In this appeal of an assault conviction, the defendant argued that a Facebook friendship and Facebook communications between the trial judge and the...more
In this issue:
- The Firm’s Ediscovery Team Attorneys
- Case Insights
- Editor’s Corner
- Excerpt from Peerless Industries, Inc. v. Crimson Av, LLC, Case No. 1:11-cv-1768, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS...more
Gatto v. United Air Lines, Inc., 2013 WL 1285285 (D.N.J. Mar. 25, 2013).
In this personal injury dispute, the defendants sought spoliation sanctions arising out of the plaintiff’s destruction of relevant social media...more
Cell phones and tablets have become the modern day Swiss Army Knife, the key to survival when navigating the treacherous trails of daily life. Not only can these devices guide you through the vast array of potential...more
Last month, we summarized the N.Y. Supreme Court case, Fawcett v. Altieri, which involved the production of electronically stored social media content. What the post did not address, however, was the simple two prong analysis...more
With the increased use of social media, the laws regarding such have been evolving. Discovery of social media has become routine and can be extremely helpful during the discovery phase of litigation. Now that the use of...more
On September 7, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California determined that a majority of a Defendant’s discovery request were not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence...more
Originally published in Laches (Aug. 2011).
1. SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION IS GENERALLY DISCOVERABLE
Social media has dramatically changed how humans interact with each other and the digital footprint left by...more
Social media continues to be important in litigation, especially in cases where the plaintiff alleges damages for emotional distress or mental injury. Courts are increasingly allowing discovery of the plaintiff's social media...more
Social media is business media. In 2012, everything from Twitter to Facebook are no longer relegated to the fringe of personal vanity projects. And to wit, company PR, HR, R&D, and every other conceivable department, has...more
Companies are on social media. They are interacting and connecting with customers through Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In a 2010 study, numbers on the conservative side show that 65% of Fortune Global 100 companies have...more
In This Issue:
*Patent Applicants Can Submit New Evidence to the District Court in Civil Actions Under §145
*To Quote Mark Twain, “Reports of My (Inequitable Conduct) Death Have Been Greatly...more
In this issue: Ascentive, LLC v. Opinion Corp., 2011 WL 6181452 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 13, 2011); L.F.P. IP, Inc. v. Hustler Cincinnati, Inc., 2011 WL 5024356 (S.D. Ohio Oct. 20, 2011); Marketquest Group, Inc. v. BIC Corp., 2011 WL...more
Reconsider how you select a jury by considering these tips and statistics on how your potential jurors use the internet....more
In this issue: NLRB Report Provides Guidance to Employers on Social Media Issues; Rough Waters: Repeat Infringer Policies and the DMCA Safe Harbors; What Every Company Should Know About E Discovery and Social Media; CDA...more
Lawyers are fond of their smartphones and tablets but slow to realize the potential harm of those automatic signature lines such as "sent from my iphone." This article from the July / August 2011 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin...more
This article explains how lawyers can obtain and use the location data of a party's or witness' iPhone in civil suits. While this has been talked about, this is the first (known) article to explain the technology as well as...more
U.S. District Court Allows Email Service Of Foreign Resident. Last week the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah allowed a plaintiff to serve his complaint and summons by email upon the defendant, a resident of South...more
During litigation, nothing is sacred, and no stone will remained unturned in the hunt for responsive data — and that includes social media data. With social media here to stay — and growing in popularity every day — the...more
Companies are on social media. They are interacting and connecting with customers through Facebook, Twitter and blogs. In a study last year, so the numbers are already on the conservative side, 65% of Fortune Global 100...more
Developed in conjunction with industry expert and commentator Tom O'Connor, the attached 35 slide presentation covers key considerations in the area of ethics and eDiscovery. Key points covered in this presentation...more