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 ruled in affirming judgment.
The number of “likes” on a libel defendant’s Facebook page was admissible on the issues of publication and intent, a U.S. District Court in Virginia has ruled in denying a new trial.
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.
Employers would be unable to “compel or coerce” employees into providing access to their social media accounts under proposed federal legislation.
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.
Employers would be prohibited from asking employees and job applicants for their Facebook passwords under a bill moving swiftly through the California legislature.
Published: March 29, 2012
Tags: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Department of Justice, Discrimination, DOJ, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Facebook, job applicants, privacy, social media, social networking, Stored Communications Act
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.
In-house attorneys are using social media more today than they were in 2010, according to a new survey.
Since the release of the Google+ business platform in November, lawyers have had a chance to try out the latest social media brand and decide for themselves if it lives up to the hype.