Facebook Posts and Text Messages Result in Monetary and Other Sanctions Being Imposed Against a Municipality

Facebook Posts and Text Messages Result in Monetary and Other Sanctions Being Imposed Against a Municipality

In last week’s post, we discussed the case of Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov, Inc., v. Village of Pomona.That case involves a contested land use application for a rabbinical college that has cost the Village of Pomona and its tax payers in excess of $1.5 million in legal fees to defend.

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German Competition Authorities Initiate Proceeding Against Facebook

Facebook became the latest American technology company to face antitrust hurdles in Europe after the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), a competition authority, opened an investigation into whether Facebook Inc., USA, Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Germany GmbH abused their alleged dominant position in social networking by violating data protection laws.

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