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Lessons in Social Media from the Third DCA

By March 3, 2014

By Steve Silverman Last week, the Third DCA’s opinion in Gulliver Schools, Inc. v. Snay served as a lesson to the Facebook generation to once again think before posting.  The former Gulliver headmaster sued the school for wrongful termination and the parties reached a settlement whereby Snay was to receive $10,000 …

Facebook "Likes" are Protected Speech

By October 16, 2013

By Steve Silverman On September 18, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in Bland v. Roberts which held that Facebook “likes” are in fact protected speech under the First Amendment. In the case, Roberts, the Sheriff in Hampton, Virginia, fired several employees after they supported …