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Monthly Archives: June 2012

“You Have One New Lawsuit”: Can You Serve Legal Notice Through Social Media?

Posted in Litigation

As reported by Law360 and several other  sources, on June 7, 2012, in Fortunato v. Chase Bank, a federal district court ruled that defendant Chase Bank could not use Facebook to serve a third-party defendant with the complaint that Chase had filed against her. In Fortunato, plaintiff Lorri Fortunato sued Chase Bank, alleging that the… Continue Reading

What, What (In the Court): South Park Studios Shielded by Fair Use for Viral Video Parody

Posted in Copyright, Discovery, Litigation

The Seventh Circuit held recently in Brownmark Films, LLC v. Comedy Partners that, under certain circumstances, a trial court may dismiss a copyright infringement case based on a fair use defense prior to discovery. Over the years, the satiric Comedy Central cartoon program South Park and its creators have developed a reputation for biting social… Continue Reading

Morrison & Foerster and Grant Thornton Event: JOBS Act, Theory and Practice

Posted in Event, Uncategorized

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) is resulting in significant changes to the way in which public and private offerings are conducted, presenting new funding opportunities and strategies for emerging growth companies. Please join Morrison & Foerster and Grant Thornton on Wednesday, July 18, in the New York City office of Morrison &… Continue Reading

Tracking the Trolls: A “Twitter Jitters” Update

Posted in E-Personation, Litigation

We reported this past May in our Socially Aware blog about efforts of law enforcement authorities in the United Kingdom to adapt existing laws to police potential offenses committed via social media.  The UK government has just announced proposals that will make it easier to identify people who abuse social media. The UK government’s somewhat surprising… Continue Reading

Interview with Debbie Rosenbaum regarding Bland v. Roberts

Posted in Employment Law, Litigation, Privacy

As a result of her recent Socially Aware blog post What’s Not to Like, our contributor Debbie Rosenbaum has been interviewed by LXBN TV regarding Bland v. Roberts, the recent (and controversial) federal court decision holding that “liking” a Facebook page does not constitute protected speech under the First Amendment.  Click below to watch the… Continue Reading