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Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Tort Talk (http://www.torttalk.com/) by Daniel E. Cummins.
Tort Talk advertises itself as "Updates, Trends, and Thoughts regarding Pennsylvania Civil Litigation Law." It's by Northeastern Pennsylvania Insurance Defense Attorney Daniel E. Cummins. To a casual reader who isn't in the legal profession, this may all sound pretty dull - until you read over some of the entries and realize just how much these decisions affect you.
Personal injury resulting from negligence, product liability, medical malpractice - these are all things that could potentially affect all of us, and should be of some interest to everyone. But what about legal precedents allowing employers, people who are bringing civil suits against you, and others access to your Facebook account? You'd like to think that you have some expectation of privacy in the electronic versions of your constitutionally-protected "papers and effects," but so far the courts have said otherwise. Several decisions have been handed down requiring individuals to turn over their Facebook login information to a third party, who would then have unlimited access to their posts, their friends lists, their - everything. Still think this sounds dull, and isn't relevant to you?
Daniel E. Cummins does an excellent job sifting through legal cases and posting the decisions that are of greatest relevance to his audience. It would be well worth your while to take advantage of this information, and read over some of the things Tort Talk has to say. You'll be glad you did!
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