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Surveillance, Social Media and Injury On Monday's American Law JournalDefense lawyers' best new evidence tool? It's right on their desktop.
2012-12-17 12:00:00 AM
Defense lawyers' best new evidence tool? It's right on their desktop.
Tonight at 7 on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, The American Law Journal presents, "Social Media, Surveillance and the Injured Worker." Joining host Christopher Naughton are claimant's lawyers George J. Badey III of Badey, Sloan & DiGenova and Halmon L. Banks III of Martin Banks, respondent's counsel Anthony P. Salvino of White and Williams and Workers' Compensation Judge Joseph Hakun.
"Every new case that comes in [we] just Google the name, we'll look at Facebook ... and I have had cases where injured workers talk about going cross-country on a motorcycle," Salvino said. "I absolutely love Facebook."
"I tell my client it's the 'six o'clock news rule,'" Badey said. "If you say something on Facebook, it's the equivalent of, 'Would I be embarrassed or could this hurt me if it were broadcast on the six o'clock news?'"
The American Law Journal airs on Mondays at 7 p.m. as well as Sundays at 5:30 p.m. on the CNN-News affiliate for Philadelphia, WFMZ-TV 69. Visit http://bit.ly/ALJchannels for all cable and satellite systems. FiOS system subscribers tune to channel 15.
This program will be available on www.LawJournalTV.com as well as YouTube and iTunes after it airs.
Next week on The American Law Journal: "How Drugs Legal and Illegal Affect Custody and Divorce."