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Two recent Pennsylvania State Court
rulings only make things more confusing as Social Media privacy disputes become
Bucks County Common Pleas Court
Judge Albert J. Cepparulo ruled in Piccolo v. Paterson denied a motion to require the Piccolo to accept Patterson
as a Facebook friend. In this case Piccolo was injured in an auto
accident in which Paterson admitted liability for the accident. When Paterson
learned that Piccolo regularly posted updates and photos to her private
Facebook page, Paterson asked the Judge to order Piccolo to allow her to be a
Facebook friend so Paterson could view updates and photos. The ruling protected
Piccolo's private Facebook updates and photos.
Paterson relied on another
Pennsylvania case of McMillen v. Hummingbird Speedway Inc. in
Jefferson County Common Pleas Court where McMillen was ordered to provide his
Facebook and MySpace users names and passwords. Also the Judge John Henry
Foradora,, and "shall not take steps to delete or alter existing information
and posts on his MySpace or Facebook account." McMillen's lawsuit "alleged
substantial injuries, including possible permanent impairment, loss and
impairment of general health, strength, and vitality, and inability to enjoy
certain pleasures of life." So when Hummingbird discovered that McMillen's
Facebook and MySpace pages showed that McMillen was posting travel pictures
from many locations the Judge concluded that McMillen was not entitled to
privacy for his Facebook and MySpace postings.
Stay tuned for more court ruling on
Social Media postings!
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