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are struggling with the legal implications of social media across a
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July 27, 2012
by Michael Loatman
Add a child's use of Facebook to the
list of topics dueling custodial parents might fight about. It also
might be an issue for a court's custodial decree.
July 26, 2012
Taco Bell wanted to argue that a
plaintiff's consumer protection lawsuit was "an utter contrivance
that is the classic example of a lawyer-driven strike suit." To
illustrate, the fast food company asked the court to take judicial
notice of the plaintiff's LinkedIn profile page showing he was a
paid extern at a law firm. The court refused.
July 18, 2012
Section 1121 of the Food and Drug
Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187), signed into law by President Obama on July 9, tasks
the agency with issuing guidance on its policy "regarding the
promotion, using the Internet (including social media), of medical
products that are regulated by such Administration."
July 6, 2012
Schools will be unable to request
user names or passwords from applicants or students if Gov. Jack
Markell (D) signs a bill that unanimously passed both chambers of
the Delaware Legislature.
July 5, 2012
Government requests for Twitter Inc.
user information in the first half of 2012 overwhelmingly have come from the
United States, according to the company's first transparency report, which
it released July 2.
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Google+ Drops Real Name Policy
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Social Media Advisory Board Launches