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The Case of the Defamed Doctor – SLAPP’ing Down Defamation Cases in Texas

Posted in Constitutional Rights & Issues, Legal Risk Management, Social Media & The Internet

Special thanks to guest blogger Alex Fuller for this month’s post.             Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;             ‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;             But he that filches from me my good name             Robs me of that which not enriches him,             And makes me… Continue Reading

There’s a Printer for That!

Posted in Money, Social Media & The Internet

Fresh off his last Tonight Show monologue, Jay Lento is scouring the vintage car dealers’ websites to find replacement wheel hubs for his antique BMW. Searching worldwide, he finds none. When his friend N. Gennyus mentions that he can make exact computer replicas with a 3D printer to create a cast to manufacture the vintage… Continue Reading

Domain Names – Possession is 9/10ths of the Law

Posted in Employment & Labor, Money, Social Media & The Internet

As 2013 was winding down, the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum & Howe also known as www.BestLawfirmEver.com was calculating its partners’ year end distributions. Before the ink was dry, Dewey announced he was leaving, taking an associate AND the law firm website www.BestLawfirmEver.com. Cheatum and Howe were convinced that the domain name and the website… Continue Reading

Keeping a Good Name: Protecting Yourself From Internet Defamation

Posted in Constitutional Rights & Issues, Legal Risk Management, Social Media & The Internet

Local dermatologist Dr. Nomo Ackney’s former patient Idgy Skinn is posting derogatory comments and inferior ratings on HealthGrades.com, Rate MDs.com, Vitals.com, AngiesList.com, TopIx.com and Ackney’s Google Places. He is even calling out and speaking ill of Ackney’s family members and posting Ackney’s home address on Facebook. The complaints detail Ackney’s treatment and allege she is… Continue Reading

SLAPP Happy – Can a Business Sue a Customer who Gave a Bad Online Review?

Posted in Legal Risk Management, Social Media & The Internet

Xavier Breath goes to his local barbershop, the Best Little Hairhouse in Texas, looking for a cut and a new hairstyle to replace his tired comb over.  His young stylist recommends a “Justin Beiber” cut, which she says is very popular.  Xavier does not know who Justin Beiber is, but agrees to try it out. … Continue Reading

When is a Tweet Not So Sweet?

Posted in Legal Risk Management, Social Media & The Internet

Experiencing a malaise from mold, allergy-ridden Jayda Byrd believed that her apartment was infested with the filthy fungus. Unfortunately, Jayda’s landlord Sylvester ignored her pleas for deliverance from the mold. At her wit’s end, Jayda twitted her twenty twitter compatriots. The tweet read, “Who said sleeping in a moldy apartment was bad for you? Sylvester… Continue Reading