Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lawsuits related to Facebook

Here are two related to pictures on Facebook:


Dennis v Napoli, 2015 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3020, 2015 NY Slip Op 31540(U) (N.Y. Sup. Ct. August 12, 2015) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The complaint alleges that since discovering the affair Marie has launched a campaign to ruin plaintiff's personal and professional life. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Marie has sent numerous letters, emails, texts and Facebook messages to plaintiffs family, friends, employers and future employers defaming plaintiff as well as posting vicious and insulting comments on plaintiff's Facebook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external For instance, the complaint alleges that within a month of plaintiff arriving at her new job in Houston, Marie sent several identical letters to the wives and family members of the partners at her current employer, wherein she, among other (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.things, referred to plaintiff as a "sexual predator" and "sex addict,"
These pictures depict plaintiff with her classmates at the Trial Lawyers College and three of her professors. Several of these people are also tagged in the photos and, thus, Marie's comments can be seen by these classmates and professors and anyone they are "friends" with on Facebook. In her comments, Marie again refers to plaintiff as a "slut" and claims that plaintiff was fired from the Firm for being a "slut." As these communications are specifically (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.directed at plaintiff's colleagues, it is clear that if they are continued they are capable of injuring plaintiff's standing and reputation in her professional life.
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Chesney v. State, 165 So. 3d 498, 2015 Miss. App. LEXIS 277 (Miss. Ct. App. May 19, 2015) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
On 08-23-11[,] Mrs. Stewart came to the [police department] to file a complaint on identity theft. Mrs. Stewart stated that someone had stole[n] a picture of her off her Facebook page and created another Facebook on her. This person has since defrauded, slander[ed], used her identity in such a way[,] which [**12] (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. became harmful to the job . . . which Mrs. Stewart held. I sent Facebook a subpeona and received back information on a[n] Amanda Warren. I have since received information from John Paul Dove from Meridian[,] M[ississippi,] stating that it was in fact a Stan Chesney who was using the name of Sherri Stewart. Mr. Dove stated it started back in 2010 with different users and then Sherri Stewart's name with the same messages and pattern as before.


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