Month: November 2011

A not-so-social deposition

The movie “The Social Network,” is about the formation of Facebook. A lot of the narrative of the movie is told in flashbacks framed by the various depositions in the lawsuits between the parties who allegedly had role in the creation of the social media site. In this scene, Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook,(played […]

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Image by yorgak via Flickr The “Servicemembers Civil Relief Act” (SCRA) was enacted in 2003. This law is the latest in a series of statutory protections dating back to the Civil War for active service members, including the predecessor statute the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act. The SCRA provides protection to servicemembers regarding residential […]

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Spys Like Us

COVERT COMMUNICATIONS—When is it “OK” to record a conversation with my spouse or my chidren in the context of a contested divorce case?     The two most frequent areas where electronic surveillance is used in litigation arise in the context of commercial espionage, and in domestic litigation. As formerly “high tech” surveillance technology is now available […]

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