Pursuing a Career in Advertising Law

This post discusses how law students might pursue a career in advertising law. Immediately after law school, the two most likely advertising law job options are: 1) a position at a private law firm that has an advertising law department….

Protip: Kegstands and Vertigo Are Inconsistent With Each Other–Johnson v. Ingalls

Johnson v. Ingalls, 2012 WL 1537480 (N.Y. App. Div. May 3, 2012) The latest entry in my popular series of blog posts about plaintiffs burned by inconsistent evidence in their social media accounts. Today’s case addresses the admission of about…

Revenge Blogger Ordered to Remove Blog–Johnson v. Arlotta

Johnson v. Arlotta, 2011 WL 6141651 (Minn. App. Ct. Dec. 12, 2011) Johnson and Arlotta dated. After the breakup, Johnson got a “harassment restraining order” (HRO) against Arlotta that: prohibited him from (1) committing any acts “intended to adversely affect…

Facebook Entries Negate Car Crash Victims’ Physical Injury Claims

On the ever-popular subject of social media posts that belie the statements litigants make in court, consider Boudwin v. General Ins. Co. of America, 2011 WL 4433578 (La. App. Ct. Sept. 14, 2011). The litigation is the result of a…

Allegedly Lacking Parental Supervision of Teens’ MySpace Activity Doesn’t Support Custody Change–Gillum v. Gillum

Gillum (Davies) v. Gillum, 2011 WL 2084148 (Ohio App. Ct. May 27, 2011) The parents are divorced, and mom has custody of the kids. The dad is now trying to obtain custody. There is some mildly amusing discussion about which…

Court Allows Courtroom Tweeting in Criminal Trial–State v. Komisarjevsky

State v. Komisarjevsky, 2011 WL 1032111 (Conn. Super. Ct. Feb. 22, 2011) In a sexual assault and homicide case, the defendant asked the judge to ban the media from posting tweets from the courtroom. Connecticut court rules explicitly prohibit “broadcasting”…

Contrary MySpace Evidence Strikes A Litigant Again–HAC, Inc. v. Box

HAC, Inc. v. Box, 2010 OK 89 (Okla. Dec. 14, 2010) I’ve repeatedly blogged on social networking sites providing evidence that undercuts a litigant’s position (my last post on the topic). Today’s example involves a minor working in a grocery…

Another Inside Look at Phone to Phone Inc., With Some Troubling Allegations

I got the following email from an ex-employee of Phone to Phone Inc. (as usual, republished with permission): ____ I came across your website detailing your frustrations with phonetophone while checking around wondering how my old employer was doing. I…

Another Unhappy Phone to Phone Inc. Ex-Employee Speaks Out

I got the following email (reposted with permission, of course): _____ I responded to an ad from this company for employment on [day 1], 2010. Their ad requested paralegals for a legal writing position for a large legal online network…

Blog Comments as Evidence of Consumer Confusion–QVC v. Your Vitamins

QVC, Inc. v. Your Vitamins, Inc., 2010 WL 2985801 (D. Del. July 27, 2010) This case involves two competitive products. Lessman, the principal behind one of the products, posted 4 blog posts deconstructing his competitor’s products. The competitor sued Lessman…