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Social Media Defamation: Tweeting Can Get You Sued (2015)

Social Media Defamation: Tweeting Can Get You Sued (2015)


1.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

During this panel discussion, faculty members will review the elements of defamation and walk through its application in social media, focusing on the opinion/fact divide in 140 characters, implications of using the Twitter API and retweeting, and determining damages based on a post’s audience.

Although judges have had few opportunities to opine on these issues from the bench, and the social media ecosystem develops rapidly, panelists will provide attorneys with the information they need to navigate this unfolding area of practice. 



Topics to be Covered Include:

– Overview of Defamation under New York Law

– When is a Tweet Defamatory

– Recent "Twibel" Cases (Twibel = Twitter + Libel: Defamation in Under 140 Characters)

– Defamation on Other Social Media Platforms

– Mitigation

Program Co-Chairs:

Ignatius Grande, Senior Discovery Attorney/Director of Practice Support, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Marc Melzer, Associate, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP 

Panel Featuring:

Marc Melzer, Esq., Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

Damian Cavaleri, Esq., Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP

David Hamilton, Esq., Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP

Shawndra Jones, Esq., Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP


Total Credits: 1.00 | Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00

Non-Member Price: $175.00
Published Date:
  • July 22, 2015
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VEA71
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0