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Courts can’t order Yelp to take down negative review of law firm, California Supreme Court rules

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Yelp can’t be required to remove negative reviews of a San Francisco law firm.

California law gives consumers new rights to prevent collection and sale of online data
A new data privacy law in California will give consumers the right to obtain data collected about them, the right to request deletion of the data, and the right to direct a business not to sell the information to third parties.
Atlanta lawyer buys a ‘TrumpHotels’ domain and offers terms of sale
An Atlanta lawyer who believes detention centers for immigrant children should be called “Trump Hotels” has purchased the TrumpHotels.org domain and set up a spoof website.
Judge reprimanded for posting comment about murder case on Facebook
A Kentucky judge has been publicly reprimanded for commenting on a murder case on Facebook.
Was law prof part of a lawsuit-plotting ‘cabal’? State ridicules ‘imagined conspiracy’
A cable provider sued by the state of New York for allegedly overpromising internet speeds has notified the judge that it intends to claim the state of New York conspired with a law professor and technology companies to bring the lawsuit.
Senate votes to save net neutrality; resolution faces uphill battle in the House

The Senate on Wednesday voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality.

However, to keep the Obama-era rules, the House of Representatives will need to follow…

How a fake story about a Supreme Court decision went viral
According to a story widely disseminated on Facebook, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued “a direct and final blow to the Islamic indoctrination" of America's youth with a decision banning Sharia law from being taught in the classrooms.
Facebook must face class action over facial recognition, judge rules
Illinois Facebook users may sue the social media giant for collecting their facial recognition information, a federal judge ruled this week.
New law makes Microsoft case on search warrants moot, Supreme Court says

New legislation allowing warrants to reach emails held on overseas servers has made moot a pending U.S. Supreme Court case involving Microsoft, the high court ruled on Tuesday.

In a…

Backpage CEO pleads guilty to conspiracy to facilitate prostitution and money laundering

A co-founder and CEO of Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution and money laundering, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

The executive, 57-year-old Carl…

Former law student obtains $6.45M judgment in revenge porn case
A former law student in California has obtained a $6.45 million default judgment against a former boyfriend accused of posting her intimate photos after their breakup.
Backpage indictment unsealed: Co-founders charged with money laundering, facilitating prostitution
Updated: The federal government has shut down classified advertising website Backpage.com and charged two site co-founders along with five others.
After passage of new law, Microsoft and US tell Supreme Court that email access case is moot

The federal government and Microsoft have informed the U.S. Supreme Court that their pending dispute over prosecutors’ access to emails stored overseas is now moot.

The parties said the case…

Texas lawyer’s $100M suit says online critic’s Nazi label got him fired

Texas lawyer Jason Van Dyke has filed a $100 million suit against an online critic who allegedly called the lawyer a Nazi and white supremacist.

Van Dyke’s suit says he…

Illinois’ most populous county files new suit over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data

The county that includes Chicago may be the first government entity to sue over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data for use in federal election campaigns.

Cook County, Illinois, claims…

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