After creating a false Facebook profile for a New York women in order to lure in drug dealers, the DEA has settled to the tune of $134,000 in damages. But unless there’s bigger changes coming, this sort of double standard will turn to full boil.
Tuesday’s post discussed four important issues in First Amendment law which will involve the Supreme Court and other courts deciding fairly traditional, “earth bound” questions of free speech. Today’s post explores more unusual challenges facing the courts in 2015.
The United States Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case concerning threatening “rap lyrics” posted to Facebook.
Are parents now liable for what their kids post to Facebook? According to a recent decision in the Georgia Court of Appeals, they are.
In September, we blogged on the successful opposition by Facebook to a trade mark registration in Australia for ‘Friendbook’.
Facebook refers four times more traffic to websites than its next closest social media competitor, Pinterest.
One More Reason for Parents to Freak Out About Facebook: They Might Be Liable for What Their Kids Put On There!
As if it weren’t enough that all good ‘Muricans had to be very afraid of The Ebola, ISIL, the repeal ofthe Second Amendment by Executive Order, being able to get affordable health insurance or having other people be able to marry their choice of mates, now they have to be afraid of being liable for texts or for libelous stuff that their offspring cut and paste on the Facebook.
It’s not often insurance coverage is reported on around the world. But when Facebook and Apple announced their decision to start covering egg freezing for people with uteruses that’s exactly what happened.
Within the recent past, the success rates and popularity of conceiving a child through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (“ART”) have increased significantly. Technological advances now make it possible for genetic materials to be frozen and preserved for decades, before being thawed for use in the conception of children.
New York Family Court Magistrate Allows Unprecedented Service of Process Via Facebook; Will Others Follow?
In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family court official—recently permitted a father seeking to modify his child support payments to serve process on the child’s mother by sending her a digital copy of the summons and petition through her Facebook account.