Non-Solicitation Clauses and Social Media (Guest Post)

This article was principally authored by Nola Garcia, a student at Michigan State University College of Law and a 2012-13 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. A growing body of case law addresses the use of social media to solicit customers or employees from previous employers.  Generally, courts have held that inviting former[...]

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Using LinkedIn Evidence in Court

This article was primarily authored by Maryam H. Karnib, a law student at Wayne State University and a 2013 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Social media websites are used now more than ever for both personal and professional reasons. LinkedIn is an online social media professional networking website that many professionals use[...]

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Service of Process Via Social Media – a Comparative Approach [GUEST POST]

This article was written by Lee Swales, a Lecturer at Varsity College and Consultant to V O’Connell Inc. Attorneys in Durban, South Africa.  He authors the Social Media and Regulatory Law Blog. Social media and technology have cast a wide net; service of legal process via non-traditional means, such as Facebook, is now permissible in many[...]

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Social Media and Faculty Discipline [GUEST POST]

This post was principally authored by Andrew M. Pauwels, a student at the University of Notre Dame Law School and a 2013 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Facebook and other social media sites are not just for the young.  For adults, social media offers something more than simply a chance to keep in[...]

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Common Law Invasion of Privacy Claims in Social Media [GUEST POST]

This article was principally authored by Adrean S. Taylor, a student at the University of Michigan Law School and a 2013 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. The overall issue for courts addressing common law privacy claims is to determine if and when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy for the online[...]

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Forming and Breaching Contracts in Social Media [GUEST POST]

This article was principally authored by Nola Garcia, a student at Michigan State University College of Law and a 2012-13 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Social media allows businesses to communicate with clients and other businesses in a way that was not possible in the past.  Unfortunately, this ease of communication comes[...]

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Publicity Rights and LinkedIn – The Case of Eagle v. Morgan

In Eagle v. Morgan (E.D. Penn. March 12, 2013), a banking company was found liable for infringing the publicity rights of its former CEO, Dr. Eagle.  When Eagle left her position, the company used her password to access her LinkedIn account and lock her out of it.  They then replaced her information with that of[...]

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[GUEST POST] Public Company Use of Social Media

This post was authored by Rebecca L. Friedrick. She is a law student at the University of Notre Dame Law School and was a 2012 summer associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Introduction As individuals increase their use of social media, companies are joining the conversation in increasing numbers.  Over the past couple of[...]

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Feb.15 Webinar: Social Media Legal Implications for Health Care Providers

On Wednesday, February 15, my colleagues Linda Ross and Mary Pate and I will be presenting on this topic in a webinar sponsored by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA).    More information and a registration form are available here. This is our second time presenting to the MHA’s constituency, but the substance of our[...]

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LinkedIn and Litigation

It’s relatively hard to find lawsuits featuring evidence from LinkedIn.  By contrast, cases in which (often salacious or embarrassing) Facebook or MySpace posts become the key evidence are getting to be a dime a dozen.  That’s just a function of the types of content being shared on these sites.  By and large, you won’t find[...]

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