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Monthly Archives // October 2012

Social Media and Trial Themes

October 23, 2012 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger Social media is starting to have a tremendous impact on legal cases.  It is forcing both plaintiff and defense attorneys to tweak strategies used in court.  As mentioned in our previous article Investigating Jurors: […]

Political – Social Media and Politics

October 22, 2012 // News and Views, Politics // No Comments

  Jordan Bernas, Alligator Blogger In an age where the lives of everyday citizens can be found documented on Facebook, it shouldn’t be surprising that in an election to decide the leader of the free world, social media is exploding. 

Two-thirds use social networking for political, civic activities

October 22, 2012 // News and Views, Politics // No Comments

Article posted on sfgate.comand posted by: Benny Evangelista This should come as no surprise at a time when a phrase like “binders full of women” can instantly become an Internet meme, but a new study shows that about 66 percent […]

Audio: Dr. Amy Singer speaking on the Legal Talk Network

October 18, 2012 // Law, News and Views // No Comments

“I think social media is nothing more than a tool, like a hammer. Some people know how to use the hammer and some people don’t. Sometimes you can  use it for good and sometimes you can use it for evil. […]

Lawyers from Suits of Big Tobacco Target Food Makers

October 18, 2012 // Food Labeling, Law, News and Views // 23 Comments

  By Stephanie Strom Don Barrett, a Mississippi lawyer, took in hundreds of millions of dollars a decade ago after suing Big Tobacco and winning record settlements from R. J. Reynolds, Philip Morris and other cigarette makers. So did Walter […]

Food Marketing Translations

October 18, 2012 // Food Labeling, Law, News and Views // 8 Comments

Translations provided by the WildDiet.

Lawsuits amass over spray foam insulation

October 16, 2012 // Insulation, Law, News and Views // 13 Comments

By John Pacenti Miami attorney Jeremy Alters said he is going to do to spray polyurethane foam insulation what plaintiffs lawyers did to Chinese drywall — make the manufacturers and installers pay for the homes and lives they ruined. 

Stakes grow in Gulf spill litigation

October 16, 2012 // BP, BP, Business, Law, News and Views, Politics // 3 Comments

By Emily Pickrell | Friday, October 12, 2012 The federal government raised the stakes Friday in civil litigation over the 2010 Gulf oil spill, joining other plaintiffs in asking a judge to rule that workers’ refusal to testify amounted to […]

Small Business’ Big Use of Social Media

October 16, 2012 // Business, News and Views // No Comments

Just because you own a small business doesn’t mean you can’t rely on the big boys of social media to help drive traffic to your site. According to a recent study conducted by Northwestern Professor Rich Gordon and Syndio Social […]

Debate Watchers’ Use of Social Media Can Create ‘Instantaneous Consensus’

October 16, 2012 // News and Views, Politics // One Comment

By Emily Cahn, Roll Call Staff Oct. 11, 2012, 5:42 p.m A survey by the Pew Research Center shedding light on how Americans are receiving information about candidate debates could help politicians tailor their message to specific audiences.