Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Social media has trade-offs for lawyers

Social media has trade-offs for lawyers.  This is an informative article.  Social media has created so many new avenues for communication, but there are a myriad of other unintended legal issues.  For example, who is liable for statements made on social media?  Is it the lawyer or the firm?  What about both?  To what extent are written statements libel?

I've appeared on WFMY (www.diggtriad.com) and WXII (www.wxii.com) for TV interviews, and I've told people to never say anything online they don't want repeated.  The words you use have consequences.  Just ask the lady who dumped on a contractor on Craig's List.  She lost a libel suit for $5,000.00.

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