The American Lawyer
In two New York cases, chimpanzees petitioned for the great writ, arguing that they were “persons” under the statute and deserved to be removed from confinement to a sanctuary setting.
Sexual harassment litigation typically involves accusations of unwelcome sexual conduct or comments in the workplace. Sometimes allegations are simply denied. More often, however, defendants assert that plaintiff either welcomed or wasn’t offended by the alleged conduct or comments. Increasingly, an important evidentiary weapon in this battle comes from social networking postings, such as tweets, Facebook status posts, private messages, etc. At some point in the mutual mud-slinging, counsel find themselves debating the admissibility of the postings.