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Social Media Rules Of Civil Procedure - Practical Tips For The Litigator: A LexisNexis® Litigation Resource Center Podcast Featuring Lisa McManus, Min Cho And Stacie Winkler
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

On this edition, attorneys Lisa C. McManus, Min K. Cho and Stacie S. Winkler examine some of the social media "rules of civil procedure." They discuss ESI discovery requests, using social media to research opposing counsel, and serving subpoenas... Read More

Nominal Damages Not Sufficient in Facebook Defamation Suit
Posted on 29 Mar 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

An appellate court in Ohio determined that a man whose ex-girlfriend defamed him on Facebook did not receive fair compensation when he was only awarded $600 in damages, as the evidence was not competent and sufficient to support the trial court’s... Read More

Social Media Blunders in Employment Law – How a Facebook Post Can Turn a Case Upside Down
Posted on 11 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Social media has forever changed how the world communicates. While many have cited the positive consequences of social media, employment law attorneys are discovering that a simple Facebook post can turn into a costly mistake. The latest social media... 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

Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege Or Work Product Doctrine Through Social Media
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Lisa McManus

Social media provides the potential for both client and attorney to waive work-product doctrine protection and attorney-client privilege by publicly disclosing confidential information. Voluntary disclosure of the content of a privileged attorney communication... Read More

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to... Read More

Marketing Medical and Consumer Products in Social Media
Posted on 4 Jan 2011 by arnold

The Internet is now one of the most popular ways Americans obtain information on medical and consumer products. The emergence and growth of social media have changed traditional notions of what is regulated, who is responsible for product-related messaging... Read More

How Can Law Firms See A Return On Their Investment In Social Media?
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Lawyers use social media. Perhaps the largest group is lawyers who use it to market their firms and themselves. From network marketing on LinkedIn® and Facebook® to content marketing via blogs and YouTube®, lawyers are finding ways... Read More

E-Discovery: We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Steven C. Bennett

By Steven C. Bennett [1] | E-discovery, like the computer and telecommunications economy from which it derives, has come a long way. Today, more than ever, in large case and small, “e-discovery IS discovery.” Yet, despite more than 20 years... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Legal Ethics - Jury Research Is Okay, But Watch Out!
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Needless to say that lawyers rely on Social Media to investigate potential or sitting jurors, but a new ethics opinion warns against direct communications. The New York City Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 2012-2 entitled "Jury... 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

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

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: Be Prepared To Act Quickly To Protect Your Company's Reputation In Case Of A Crisis
Posted on 16 May 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In today's fast-paced communication environment and the advent of 24-hour news cycles and social media, even a seemingly insignificant or isolated incident can quickly become a crisis with the potential to irreparably damage a company's valuable... 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