A $9.5 million settlement of a consumer class action against Facebook was sufficiently adequate to be approved, even if it represented only a fraction of what some class members claimed they could recover in individual lawsuits, the 9th Circuit has ...Read More »
The use of social media by lawyers – including blogs and social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter – is continuing to increase, according to the annual technology survey conducted by the American Bar Association.Read More »
A state university didn’t violate the First Amendment when it disciplined a student in a professional program for posting disrespectful and threatening comments on her Facebook page, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.Read More »
After recent reports that employers were requesting Facebook passwords from job applicants, state and federal legislators quickly responded with possible legislation and a request for a federal investigation into the legalities of the practice.
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