Author Archives: Aaron Morris

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Can Your Employer Have You Followed to Prove You Are Not Hurt?

Yet another cautionary tale about how the things you post on Facebook can come back to haunt you. On Friday I received a call from a prospective client, wanting to sue her employer. The caller had filed a workers compensation … Continue reading

What you can do when your HOA’s Architectural Committee denies your request

Last week I wrote an article that responds to the question, “Can an HOA reduce the amount of unpaid fees that I owe?” I have already been able to refer callers to that article for a detailed response to the … Continue reading

What you can do when you are behind on your HOA dues

I get calls with this question a couple of times a week, so I decided it was time to post an article in order to help people with this scenario. The caller lives in a homeowners association (HOA), and for … Continue reading

The Girl in the Red Bikini — A Facebook Tale

I present now a fascinating case that serves to illustrate a couple of points about Internet defamation. We’ll call this one the Girl in the Red Bikini. Enter the Fayette County School District in Georgia. School District administrators decided it … Continue reading

Jury Gets it Right – AEG Live Not Responsible for Michael Jackson’s Death

A Los Angeles jury just decided that Dr. Conrad Murray was hired by AEG Live, but that the company has no responsibility for any negligence by Dr. Murray that led to the death of Michael Jackson. Attorneys for the plaintiffs … Continue reading

Defamation is Bad, but it Doesn’t Justify Chilling Free Speech

Our neighbors to the North are very American-like, until you get to issues of free speech. Most view Canada as the “least protective of free speech in the English-speaking world.” Reasonable minds can differ on some of Canada’s laws, such … Continue reading

Anti-SLAPP Victory: Reality Television is Free Speech

The reality show “Storage Wars” has created a case that offers some important anti-SLAPP (and litigation) lessons. In December, David Hester filed a lawsuit against A&E Television Networks alleging that producers of Storage Wars rigged the reality-television series by salting storage lockers with valuable … Continue reading

Women Can be Fired for Being Too Attractive, Says Iowa Supreme Court

A seemingly horrible decision out of Iowa provides an extreme example of how discrimination is only actionable if it involves a protected class. In a very rare move, the Iowa Supreme Court had already issued a ruling in this case … Continue reading

Chink in Armor of Communications Decency Act?

Former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones won her defamation lawsuit against the gossip website TheDirty.com on Thursday in federal court, winning an award of $338,000. Whether she will ever collect any money is a different issue, but some see the … Continue reading