Tag Archives: Social Media

Social Media Problems Can Cost You Millions

The power of social media was on full display during the first round of the NFL draft last night. Laremy Tunsil, an offensive tackle from the University of Mississippi (‘Ole Miss) was projected to be one of the top picks … Continue reading

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Plug or Perish

FVLD Member Neil Rosenbaum will be a panelist at the Chicago Masters Conference for Legal Professionals on Managing the e-Discovery and Social Media Minefield.  The Masters Conference is an educational forum that convenes a series of events each year throughout … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Friend Your Boss in Montana (Among Other States)

On April 23rd, Montana became the 20th state (joining Maryland, the first to pass such a law, as well as Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan , Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, … Continue reading

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New Facebook Message: You’ve Been Served

In a recent case, a New York judge authorized the use of Facebook as the only required means to deliver a summons to the defendant. The plaintiff brought a divorce action against her husband, but (a) the only address she … Continue reading

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Feds Struggle to Define Journalism

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) notes that the Department of Justice’s recent guidelines for investigations involving the news media may signal a trend towards limiting protections afforded to journalists to exclude many bloggers. The DOJ’s Domestic Investigation and Operations Guide … Continue reading

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Plug or Perish

For FVLD’s September Legal Update, Jon Vegosen writes about the NLRB’s controversial stance on some common social media policies.  As Jon explains, these developments raise concerns for employers. For example, many employers have trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary … Continue reading

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Lawsuit: Smartphone and Memory Card Seized from Man Recording Police

A Washington D.C. man has sued two police officers for seizing his smartphone with which he photographed a police officer engaging in allegedly “aggressive conduct toward members of the public” after another officer hit a man on a motorbike with … Continue reading

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New Illinois Laws Affect Online Privacy

Recently enacted Illinois laws are intended to protect the online privacy of both public and private employees in the state. The Judicial Privacy Improvement Act (JPIA) is a legislative response to the 2005 shootings of relatives of a federal judge … Continue reading

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Toll of “Facebook Victims” Mounts

Although social media is no longer a new phenomenon, evidently even people who should know better still have not grasped that nothing on the Internet is confidential.  What’s more, there is no sure demarcation between private postings and those that … Continue reading

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Maryland Takes Lead in Banning Employers from Demanding FB Access

Maryland recently became the first state to ban employers from requiring prospective employees to let them access their social media accounts.  The law was passed in response to protests after the state demanded corrections officers’ social media passwords to search … Continue reading

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Plug or Perish

The Internet continues to generate localized forums for businesses and professionals to interface with the public and each other.  For example, FVLD Founding Member Vance Liebman was recently profiled by LinkedLocalNetwork, as a “different kind of lawyer”.  Vance also can be … Continue reading

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Alderman Seeks To Preserve Social Media For G-8 Protesters

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a Chicago Alderman plans to introduce legislation banning the Chicago Police Department from shutting down social media or cell phone access during the NATO and G-8 summits which will be held at McCormick Place in … Continue reading

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SEC: “Like” Button Could Violate Securities Rules

The SEC starts off 2012 by cracking down on investment advisers using social media to sell phony securities or commit other frauds. First, the agency instituted proceedings against a Lyons, Illinois man accused of offering $500 billion in fictitious securities … Continue reading

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Plug or Perish: Social Media for Financial Firms

FVLD attorneys Jeffrey Kopiwoda and Seth Stern wrote a guest post for the Propel Growth Blog about the numerous legal concerns facing financial firms using social media, including NFA and FINRA regulations that impose obligations beyond those affecting other businesses. … Continue reading

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Screening Job Applicants on Facebook

Our Firm has written about the risks of screening job applicants via social media but recent reports indicate that employers are willing to take their chances.  A new survey offers insight on how employers are using social media to screen job applicants.  … Continue reading

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