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CheeriOMG
Remember all the good buzz that General Mills got for those awesome Cheerios commercials featuring the interracial family? That may soon all be forgotten with the release of news that the company is quietly inserting forced arbitration provisions in a...
Posted: 4/18/2014 9:15 AM
Good F#%*ing News for Twibel Defendant
A recent decision from a federal court in Massachusetts is the latest word on “twibel.” Twibel is made up word to describe “Twitter libel.” It is similar, I guess the term “framily” which is the subject of those incredibly bizarre Sprint commercials that...
Posted: 4/17/2014 11:49 AM
It's All In The Wrists
A federal court in New York recently denied a summary judgment motion in a workplace injury case that once more highlights how social media can play a role in all sorts of litigation. Kerwin Vasquez worked for the Metro-North Commuter Railroad. He apparently...
Posted: 4/14/2014 10:37 AM
Who's The Jerk Now?
Just to be clear, I am not talking about the classic 1979 Steve Martin film. And as an aside, if you want to check out another side of Steve Martin’s talent, I cannot recommend this CD enough. He is a fantastic banjo player. But back to my blog. The ...
Posted: 4/10/2014 7:28 AM
Who's The Jerk Now?
Just to be clear, I am not talking about the classic 1979 Steve Martin film. And as an aside, if you want to check out another side of Steve Martin’s talent, I cannot recommend this CD enough. He is a fantastic banjo player. But back to my blog. The Jerk...
Posted: 4/10/2014 7:28 AM
"Pinned" - New Meaning, New Exposure
There was a time, back around the Kennedy administration, when the term “pinned” meant that a guy and a gal were “going steady.” For additional information, see this sequence from the film version of “Bye Bye Birdie.” So the guy would attach his pin (probably...
Posted: 4/9/2014 12:23 PM
Lanham Act Tent Gets A Little Bigger
The Supreme Court just last week issued a decision that will allow more businesses to sue under the federal Lanham Act. And while that is good news for lawyers, it raises some interesting questions about just how far the decision will stretch. The Lanham...
Posted: 4/2/2014 8:44 AM
Social Media Tips For Lawyers
The New York State Bar Association recently put out guidelines to assist lawyers navigate the social media landscape. While the guidelines aren’t binding outside of New York (and as “guidelines” they’re not really binding in New York for that matter)...
Posted: 4/1/2014 9:29 AM
Penalty Flag On Heisman Pose Photo
As readers of my blog know by now, I am a Notre Dame football fan. That carries with it some character traits. For example, I don’t like the University of Michigan. At all. And while Brian Kelly can claim Notre Dame’s true rival is USC all he wants, I...
Posted: 3/25/2014 1:55 PM
Jury's Out On Social Media Use
I’ve linked on several occasions to fellow blogger/lawyer Brian Wassom. I could point out that he’s never linked to me, but that would be petty. In any event, here I go again. Brian’s got an interesting piece on a study on juror use of social media. I’ve...
Posted: 3/18/2014 1:25 PM
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