Actor James Woods is asking a court to dismiss an Ohio activist’s defamation lawsuit against him over a comment he retweeted during the presidential campaign season.
A 26-year-old man from Bakersfield, California, has been charged with making online threats to blow up two Indiana high schools and an Indianapolis-area shopping center.
In today’s legal market, most attorneys understand that social media is the name of the legal marketing game.
First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his critics have been unconstitutionally blocked from following him on Twitter.
A man’s felony murder conviction, stemming from a shooting he was involved in when he was 17 years old, will stand after the Indiana Court of Appeals found Thursday the trial court did not err in excluding evidence or in considering testimony.
A judge has set an October trial for a central Indiana teenager accused of fatally shooting a man over a Facebook posting.
An Indiana state lawmaker who says he won’t “give in to terrorists” is refusing an apology demand from an unknown person who took over his abandoned Twitter handle.
Indianapolis law enforcement and prosecution officials are teaming up for an innovative social media partnership designed to engage residents in prosecuting crime.
The use of instant electronic communication such as Twitter in courtrooms is not considered broadcasting under the Code of Judicial Conduct, but judges still have the discretion to reasonably regulate the use of such communication in their courtrooms, the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has held.
A Facebook post has cost a woman her chance at pursuing a civil lawsuit against doctors who misdiagnosed her Lyme disease as multiple sclerosis.
Families of three patrons killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre are suing Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming the gunman who killed their loved ones was radicalized through propaganda found through social media.
The Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act took effect in Indiana on July 1, 2016. See Ind. Code § 32-39 et seq. The new law addresses the rights of a fiduciary, such as a personal representative, trustee, attorney-in-fact or guardian, to access digital property, such as online financial accounts, emails, texts, social media accounts and online document and picture storage.
After preventing local residents from commenting on their official Facebook pages, the city of Elkhart and the Martinsville Police Department are being sued for alleged violations of citizens’ First Amendment rights.
As social media continue to evolve, legal professionals should become increasingly cautious when they log in to various sites.
A federal judge slammed Facebook Inc., saying the social media giant might not be doing enough to deter terrorists from using its platform.
Mitchell Heppenheimer’s agenda for his term at the helm is focusing on ways to help Hoosier lawyers be successful in the shifting landscape. In particular, he plans to launch a campaign to educate people on why they should turn to a lawyer for legal advice and that lawyers can be hired at reasonable prices.
In affirming that a man was not deprived due process when the media live tweeted during his murder trial, the Indiana Court of Appeals noted that it’s time for the judicial branch to address social media use concerns.
The law surrounding the information is still evolving, particularly in the area of privacy and Fourth Amendment rights. Civil, but more likely criminal, attorneys will be handling digital evidence more and more especially as law enforcement increasingly relies on technology to track suspects and link them to crimes.