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Archive for the “Freedom of Speech” Category

Posting on Facebook can be costly

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by Kelly Davis

A former headmaster of a Florida preparatory school was awarded $80,000 in an age discrimination settlement against the school. However, he lost the entire payout after his daughter posted a message regarding the case on Facebook. Read more here to understand the potential (and costly!) consequences of violating a confidentiality agreement, which is easier to do […]

Landmark Yelp Case Limits Freedom of Speech Online

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by Kelly Davis

A Virginia-based carpet cleaner claimed that negative reviews of his business were posted on the popular website Yelp by users who were not his customers. The court agreed and has now mandated that Yelp must turn over the names of those anonymous reviewers. Bottom line: Freedom of speech does not cover statements that are patently […]