Can attorneys view and access Facebook page of a party other than his or her client in a pending litigation

The New York State Bar Association, Committee on Professional Ethics in Opinion 843 ruled that an “attorney may ethically view and access the Facebook and MySpace profiles of a party other than the lawyer’s client in litigation as long as the party’s profile is available to all members in the ...
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Family Law: Judge rules that Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are to continue joint custody of twins

California Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg ruled that the custody agreement between Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller will stay in place and denied Sheen’s bid for sole custody of his 2-year-old twin boys.    The hearing was sealed at the request of Mueller’s attorney with the Judge saying ...
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New FINRA rule imposes new obligations on broker/dealers – self-reporting misconduct

Starting July 1, 2011, broker/dealers will be facing new reporting requirements of wrongdoings under FINRA Rule 4530.   The new rule will be expanding on a broker/dealers ongoing obligation to report external findings such as litigation and regulatory actions pursuant to NASD Rule 3070.   Specific...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds – Mistrial declared on three counts of perjury

Jurors on Wednesday convicted Barry Bonds on one count of obstruction of justice, but a mistrial was declared on three counts of perjury after jurors reported that they could not reach agreement. The verdict shows jurors believed that Bonds lied when he testified to a grand jury in December 2003 tha...
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Copyright: $100 million lawsuit against Oprah dismissed

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that Orpah Winfrey did not violate copyright laws when she mentioned a historical fact on her show.  The Court held that the plaintiff, Charles Harris, had no copyrighted information to infringe in his booklet titled “How America Elects Her Preside...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds jury still in deliberations and expected to continue

The Jury in the Barry Bonds deliberations continued without verdict on Friday, as deliberations are expected to continue into next week.  Bonds is charged with one count of obstructing justice and three counts of making false statements, for refuting that he intentionally took steroids and human g...
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