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You May Occupy Your Twitter Account, But Do You Own It?
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

If recent developments in New York Criminal Court are any indication, your social media, email and SMS texts are just as vulnerable to exposure as everyone has been saying they are. Such a trend is bad news for bloggers, tweeters and texters, but may... Read More

Associated Press Reporter Accused Of Libel By Tweet
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

Did an Associated Press reporter commit a foul against an NBA referee earlier this year by defaming him on Twitter during a league game? On March 14, 2011, National Basketball Association official Bill Spooner filed a federal defamation case against Associated... Read More

This is Real Law: The Future of Law Librarianship: An Interview with Mike Timpani
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Real Law Editorial Team

Technology is changing the role of law librarians. That reality recently prompted LexisNexis to hold a Twitter contest asking law librarians 10 questions about their profession for the chance to win a trip to the Presidential Library of their choice.... Read More

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC: Why Defense Lawyers Should Care About Social Media, Part 1
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Andrew B. Downs Over the past several years, the use of social media has expanded dramatically to the point where it now can have a significant impact on business decisions, corporate public relations and how litigants are perceived. For those... Read More

Bullivant Houser Bailey: Why Defense Lawyers Should Care About Social Media, Part 2
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Andrew B. Downs Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Blog This is the last post in a two part series from the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel's (FDCC) Blog on social media and what defense lawyers need to be... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Pharmaceutical Failure to Warn.... On Facebook?
Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The Facebook page of Switzerland-based drug maker, IBSA Institut Biochimique S.A . (“IBSA”), appeared innocent enough: If you have just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or are having difficulty controlling your... Read More

Fulbright Survey Highlights Latest Trends In Social Media, Litigation
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Eric Meyer

This week I plan to dedicate a few blog posts to highlighting some of the latest trends in social media and [fill in the blank]. Last month, the good folks at Fulbright & Jaworski , released their 2011 Litigation Trends Survey . The 2011 survey gathered... Read More

$430,000 Settlement Reached In Courtney Love Twitter Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Courtney Love's 140 character Twitter rants against a fashion designer are costing her more than $430,000, an attorney says. The singer has settled a lawsuit filed by Dawn Simorangkir, who sued the Hole frontwoman in March 2009... Read More

$430,000 Love Settlement Shows Tweets Can Be Costly
Posted on 7 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Courtney Love's settlement of a case sparked by online attacks on a fashion designer show that while Twitter posts may be short, they can also be costly. The singer has agreed to pay Dawn Simorangkir $430,000, plus interest, to... Read More

Feds Settle Case Of Woman Fired Over Facebook Site
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media. That's the message the government sent on Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against... Read More

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy Over Lookalike in Ads
Posted on 25 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Kim Kardashian wants Old Navy to stop using a lookalike to advertise its clothing. The reality show starlet and model on Wednesday sued the clothing store and its parent company, The Gap Inc., in a Los Angeles federal court alleging... Read More

Twitter Feed Lawsuit Underscores Power Of A Tweet
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) When Adorian Deck was home sick from high school, he entertained himself like countless other teenagers have in recent years: He started a Twitter account. Unlike other teenagers, Deck's account became a sensation. Deck, under... Read More

Damages Being Paid In UK Twitter Defamation Case
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LONDON - (AP) A British politician has agreed to pay damages for an inaccurate comment he made about a rival on his Twitter account. It appeared to be the first defamation case in Britain involving a comment made on Twitter. To settle the case, Colin... Read More

Pittsburgh Steeler Sues Champion Over Tweet Dispute
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing the parent company of the Champion sports apparel maker, calling the decision to drop his endorsement deal over his tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden and the Sept... Read More