Tag Archives: Social Media

Financial Daily Dose 6.17.2020 | Top Story: Consumer Spending Surged 17.7% in May, but Economists Warn of Yearslong Recovery Ahead

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 17, 2020

May saw a huge jump in consumer activity to the tune of +17.7%, as Americans unleashed their pent-up demand. It was welcome news for markets and beyond, but “the underlying data presents a more complicated picture and shows just how arduous an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be” – NYTimes and WSJ and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.13.2020 | Top Story: Britain Investigates Ties Between Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Staley

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 13, 2020

UK regulators are probing ties between disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Jes Staley. The bank’s board is so far standing 100% with Staley, who has expressed “regret” over his relationship with Epstein – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ Meanwhile, in an effort to push Facebook and other social media giants toward self-policing, a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.12.2020 | Top Story: Big Tech Antitrust Update

BY: Juvian Hernandez | February 12, 2020

Big-Tech/Antitrust Update: the FTC has demanded information from Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc. regarding acquisitions of small firms over the past 10 years that may have been too small to trigger antitrust review. This analysis of Big Tech’s “kill zones” may lead to future changes in how the FTC … Continue reading

The NY Court of Appeals Holds Social Media Discovery “Material and Necessary”

BY: Michael Kolcun | March 8, 2018

On a motion to compel that remarkably made its way all the way to the Court of Appeals, New York’s high court holds that even materials deemed “private” by a Facebook user are subject to discovery, if relevant. Forman v. Henkin, 2018 NY Slip Op. 01015 (Feb. 13, 2018), involved a personal injury where the … Continue reading

Don’t Get Tagged – Avoiding Ethical Missteps with Social Media Investigations

BY: Michael Kolcun | November 29, 2016

As the number of people who interact on social media surpasses the one billion mark, attorneys are catching-on and turning to various platforms for investigative purposes and as informal discovery tools. We all know that the Model Rules of Professional Conduct require competent representation, but now some of the more progressive bar associations are mandating … Continue reading