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Cheaters, Divorce & Social Media

Files Leaked – Cheating Spouses Exposed - Target, Staples, and Home Depot customer’s credit card information was hacked into this past year. Recently the website that caters to spouses seeking to be unfaithful to their...more

Ashley Madison, meet the kids: infidelity and divorce

The recent Ashley Madison breach exposed millions of users who’d signed up to the site, believing they were doing so with full anonymity. Social media and news outlets helped fuel a storm that will not soon be forgotten. In...more

Ashley Madison: Karma Strikes

Our barn cat, Ashley, is shocked and appalled. Hi there, Well, cheaters beware! Last week I posted on the Ashley Madison hack. The hackers were largely silent for about a month after they went into Ashley Madison’s database...more

Social media campaign ends in disbarment for lawyer

Lawyers using social media: beware! The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer for launching a “viral campaign to influence and intimidate” judges who presided over her friend’s child custody dispute. In...more

Life After Death: No Longer Inconceivable

Recent legislation provides a framework for inheritance rights of children conceived after the death of one or both parents in very specific circumstances....more

Kate Gosselin Sues Jon Gosselin for Violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act–Did She Adequately Plead a “Loss”?

When I do presentations on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, one of the issues I speak about is how we see CFAA issues arise in many unexpected cases such as those in the family law context. We now have another great example...more

An Overview of G.I.N.A.

This article describes new protections for employees and new challenges for employers (including specific things to do and not to do) under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act....more

Safety and Security in a Digital Age

Safety and Security in a Digital Age summarizes the many ways one's privacy is violated and monitored by others. The article discusses relevant case law and statutes that impact such technology and helps attorneys apprise...more

Lawyer's Weekly: Effectively manage your practice online by leveraging technology

A case study of how the Law Offices of Place & Hanley, LLC, leverages technology to effectively manage their cases in securities and commodities litigation, family law, wills and trusts....more

Husband's Emails Admissable in Divorce

In a case that seems to be splitting hairs, a judge ruled that emails culled by a wife from her husband’s on-line account did not constitute eavesdropping and were, therefore, admissible at trial. Had the emails been...more

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