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Haunted by Your Social Media Past

One Author Proposes Seemingly-Simple Solution Stacy Snyder is becoming a social media icon for all of the wrong reasons. You may have heard about her situation, as a 25-year-old student teacher, Snyder posted a now-famous (infamous) photo of herself sporting a pirate hat and drinking from a plastic...

Facebook Moves to Dismiss Complaint Based On Use of Minors’ “Likes”

A recent class action on behalf of California minors takes aim at Facebook for its practices regarding the use of Facebook members' names, likenesses, and preferences. The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that Facebook encourages its users to communicate "likes" of goods and services...

Social Media and Legal Ethics: Some Clarifications

The jury is (almost) in. We do not, thankfully, anticipate a Casey-Anthony-super-sized-post-verdict outrage when the American Bar Association codifies its Commission on Ethics 20/20 proposed amendments to the Model Rules in 2012. According to the Commission's recent proposal and report , lawyers...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook and other social media platforms when other methods fail. United States Mpafe v. Mpafe , Hennepin County, MN No. 27-FA-11-3453: Authorized service of divorce proceedings on defendant, who was believed to have left the country, by...