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Legal Briefs for October 4, 2010: Keeping You In The Know!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 4, 2010

Verizon To Refund Up To $90 For Improper Data Charges

Can you hear me now? Reuters reports that Verizon will pay refunds of up to $90 Million for improperly charged data usage!  Read Verizon’s Official Statement and an in-depth article at The Tech Herald.

Would Mark Zuckerberg Win A Suit Against “Social Network” Makers?

Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog both reviewing “The Social Network” and editorializing as to whether Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, would win a lawsuit against the makers of “The Social Network” for defamation.  Read the article here

Six Things You Should Never Share On Your Social Networking Site

Attorney David Mittleman of Lansing, Michigan wrote this very practical piece on the Injury Board Blog Network citing the Six Things You Should Never Share on Your Social Networking Site.

    Posting the following things, and others (use your imagination) poses a risk to you and your family!

  1. Your birthdate and place
  2. Vacation plans
  3. Home address
  4. Confessionals
  5. Password clues
  6. Risky behaviors

Remember folks, once you’ve posted something on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, etc., it’s there forever.  From my perspective as a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer, I prefer to discover things about my client FROM my client, not from the defense attorney who has done his or her due diligence by foraging through the social network sites!

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