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NY ethics opinion: Ok to access opponent’s Facebook page

A lawyer representing a client in pending litigation may access the public pages of another party’s social networking website – like Facebook or MySpace – for the purpose of obtaining possible impeachment material for use in the litigation, according to a recent ethics opinion from the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics.

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The ethics of Web 2.0

While many lawyers are taking advantage of abundant networking and marketing opportunities using Web 2.0 platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, they should be aware of a number of ethical pitfalls.

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Man sues Facebook

A South Lake Tahoe, Calif. man has sued Facebook, claiming the social networking website violated its privacy policy by divulging personal information to advertisers.

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