Legislation regarding social media is on the rise.  Commentators spend a lot of time monitoring the implications of social media in the employment and lawsuit context but the judicial branch is now weighing in as well.  A number of legislatures have already enacted laws that address what happens to social media accounts like Facebook

                               Photo courtesy of K. Berberi.

The post from last week raised some interesting question regarding the employer monitoring of employee social media communications.  The takeaway – Do we need to rethink the sacrosanct division of our employment versus private lives? 

As social media use continues and increases, individuals are creating more and more online content. With more and more content

The Great Whiskey Ring Trial courtesy of Cornell University

Although it’s nice to have high paid jury consultants and days to ponder potential jurors, the reality is in most jury trials the lawyer is handed a list of potential jurors minutes before they walk in the Courtroom door.  It’s then up to the lawyer and his client to sift through basic information about the

                                          

You’ve probably seen friends, coworkers, family members, and strangers glued to their "smart phone" of choice as if it is somehow an appendage.  The use/addiction to these items is increasing as we become more and more mobile.  A couple of interesting stats courtesy of CNN:

A Pew study found in January that

                                              

Minnesota based TEKsystems Inc. sued three former employees for violating non-compete and non-solicit agreements.  TEKSystems is in the technical recruiting business and it claims one of the former employees was contacting its contract employees.  The complaint alleges Defendant Brelyn Hammernik used LinkedIn to solicit these employees:

For example, Hammernik has communicated with at least 20 of TEKsystems’