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Rainmaking the “Old-Fashioned” Way

By September 2, 2014

By Deborah Chames More and more firms in South Florida are investing time and money in their business development programs to encourage young attorneys to bring in new clients. With so much of the business development focus centering around social media and online communications, it is important not to underestimate …

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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 …

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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 …

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A Year of Social Media: A Look Back

By July 15, 2013

By Abbey Kaplan On July 1, 2012, Kluger Kaplan launched a blog and revamped its social media presence. A year later, I took a few moments to reflect on how the ever-changing landscape of social media has helped our firm grow its business. Although Kluger Kaplan opened its doors in …

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Filing a Lawsuit Alone is Not Enough: Pennsylvania State Court Denies Carte Blanche Access to Social Media Records What Will This Mean for Social Media Discovery?

By March 12, 2013

By Steve I. Silverman A recent ruling by a Pennsylvania state court denied a defendant’s request for plaintiffs’ social media records.  In Hoy v. Holmes, case no.: S-57-12, plaintiffs sued defendant for damages arising from an automobile accident.  Defendant sought and later moved to compel production of the plaintiffs’ social media records.  The court denied …

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