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NJ Lawyers Get Sanctioned for Facebook Spying, by Jonathan R. Tung, Esq., Strategist, The FindLaw Law Firm Business Blog (with hat tip to William P. Statsky)


When news came out that two New Jersey defense attorneys had spied on a plaintiff through Facebook, there was obvious buzz within the legal community over bright-line rules and attorney ethics. Just what qualifies as an ‘unauthorized’ communication? Lawyers should always take steps to tread carefully in these ‘novel ethical issues.’ First impression or not, you don’t want to end up being the poster child.