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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Facebooks’s Online Terms of Service Held to Be Enforceable

Posted in Terms of Use

In the recent online contracting case of Fteja v. Facebook, Inc., a New York federal court held that a forum selection clause contained in Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (the “Terms”) was enforceable because the plaintiff assented to the Terms when registering to use Facebook.  The court’s analysis and holding followed the recent trend… Continue Reading

Vindictive Ex-girlfriend Could Face 18 Months in Prison for Facebook “E-Personation”

Posted in E-Personation

Late last year, Superior Court Judge David Ironson in Morristown, New Jersey, declined to dismiss an indictment of identity theft against Dana Thornton, who allegedly created a false Facebook page that portrayed her ex-boyfriend, narcotics detective Michael Lasalandra, in a highly unfavorable light.  According to the prosecution, Thornton used the page to impersonate her ex-boyfriend,… Continue Reading