INTERNET LAW; TORTS: PERSONAL INJURY; CIVIL PROCEDURE: DISCOVERY: PLAINTIFF DOES NOT HAVE REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY IN PHOTOGRAPHS THAT SHE HAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK REGARDLESS OF HER PRIVACY SETTINGS: RELEVANCE OF PHOTOGRAPHS OVERWHELMS PLAINTIFF’S MINIMAL PRIVACY INTERESTS: STORED COMMUNICATIONS ACT DOES NOT APPLY TO INDIVIDUALS WHO USE THE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES PROVIDED; APPEALS: CERTIORARI

Nucci v. Target Corporation, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D166 (Fla. 4th DCA January 7, 2015)

The trial court ordered the plaintiff in a slip and fall case to produce all photographs depicting her on her Facebook account from the period two years before the accident to the present, and the appellate court denied the plaintiff’s … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

INTERNET LAW: CRIMINAL LAW: POLICE OFFICER DID NOT CONDUCT INVESTIGATION OUTSIDE HER CITY LIMITS BY USING A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO LOG IP ADDRESS OF COMPUTER IN ANOTHER CITY TRADING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OVER PEER TO PEER NETWORK

Knight v. State, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D58 (Fla. 1st DCA December 22, 2014)

The appellate court held that a police officer in one city did not exceed her jurisdiction by using a computer program to identify the IP address of a computer in another city that was sharing child pornography over a peer to … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

FAMILY LAW: JUDGES: DISQUALIFICATION: SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK FRIEND REQUEST FROM TRIAL JUDGE TO PARTY; APPEALS: PROHIBITION; STARE DECISIS: TRIAL COURT BOUND BY DECISION FROM A DIFFERENT APPELLATE DISTRICT BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY CASE IN POINT

Chace v. Loisel, ___ So. 3d ___, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D221 (Fla. 5th DCA January 24, 2014)

The petitioner moved to disqualify the trial judge in an action for dissolution of marriage because the judge retaliated, by entering an unfavorable judgment against the petitioner, when the petitioner ignored the judge’s invitation to become her friend on Facebook.  The … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...