Friday, September 24, 2010

NY Court: Social Media Postings are Discoverable

The New York Law Journal reports that a judge in New York's Suffolk County has ruled that a plaintiff's private Facebook postings are discoverable in a personal injury action.

Perhaps this will reinforce our growing sense that just checking your privacy settings is not enough.

RJE

September 24, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0)

NYTimes Op-Ed: Greenhouse Identifies Standing as Major Upcoming Issue

In today's online edition of the New York Times, Linda Greenhouse argues that standing will be an important legal issue in the upcoming challenges to the stem cell research decision and health care reform.

RJE

September 24, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

California Court Sanctions Attorney for Frivolous Appeal

My students often ask me if attorneys are ever really sanctioned for filing frivolous motions or appeals.  The National Law Journal has this story of an attorney for Toyota who was sanctioned for filing an appeal that was "'rife with legal and factual errors' and included 'misstatements of the law and mischaracterizations' of the evidence."

RJE

September 22, 2010 | Permalink | Comments (1)