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Facebook Subpoena – Trial Evidence

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Obtaining information through a subpoena may be easier said than done. Third-party subpoenas to social networking sites are likely to result in an objection on the grounds that the production of private information would

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Fired for “Liking” – Social Media Use at Your Job

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton Giving your opinion on politics or complaining about the boss to your friends via Facebook is so commonplace and rampant that few people probably stop to think about the consequences of their posting. Less

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Is “Liking” a Political Candidate on Facebook Free Speech?

By Hayes Hunt and Jillian Thornton The amount of political rhetoric on Facebook is staggering.  People are using Facebook to give you a “play-by-play” of what they think about the November presidential election.  Facebook has recently filed a brief in

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Facebook “Friends”, 4th Amendment Privacy & Probable Cause

By: Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint A recent court decision has added support to the idea that there is no privacy on the internet. In United States v. Meregildo, defendant Melvin Colon moved to suppress evidence seized from his Facebook

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Video Interview: Discussing Twitter and Facebook Subpoenas, Guy Adams with LXBN TV

Following up on the From The Sidebar article co-authored by Jillian Thornton, Hayes Hunt had the opportunity to discuss Twitter and Facebook subpoenas with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN. In the interview, he speaks about when these sites may be forced to turn

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Using Social Media to Track Juror’s Online Postings

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Lindsey E. Wilkinson Just as lawyers now routinely conduct due diligence on opposing parties’ social media pages (see our July 20 Sidebar post), some lawyers also are monitoring postings by jurors on social media

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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