One More Reason for Parents to Freak Out About Facebook: They Might Be Liable for What Their Kids Put On There!

By | Austin Technology Law Blog | October 30, 2014
Photo Credit: Spencer E Holtaway

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.

Facebook and Apple to Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs – Some Estate Planning Considerations

By | Toronto Estate Law Blog | October 27, 2014
Facebook and Apple to Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs – Some Estate Planning Considerations

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?

By | Socially Aware Blog | October 16, 2014
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.

Maintaining Strong Franchisor-Franchisee Lessons: Lessons Learned from Apple’s “Gift”

By | New Jersey Law Blog | October 3, 2014
Maintaining Strong Franchisor-Franchisee Lessons: Lessons Learned from Apple’s “Gift”

In addition to unveiling the new iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, also recently announced that the approximate 500 million iTunes users would also be receiving a free digital copy of U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence. The album would be automatically downloaded and appear in each user’s iTunes library without the person having to do anything.

Triple Play Sports Bar Appeals NLRB’s Recent Facebook “Like” Decision

By | Labor & Employment Insights | September 29, 2014
Triple Play Sports Bar Appeals NLRB’s Recent Facebook “Like” Decision

In an earlier post, I wrote about the NLRB’s most recent social media decision. In that case, the NLRB held that Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille’s termination of two employees for their participation in a profanity-laced Facebook discussion about Triple Play’s owners violated the employees’ right to engage in “protected, concerted” activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Triple Play has now filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.