When tempers boil over during emotional family law matters, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are often irresistible for spouses needing to blow off steam. But as any family law attorney will attest to, venting on social media during divorce is a terrible idea. A recent poll by the American Society of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 80 percent of family law attorneys had used social media posts in divorce proceedings.
Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Deion Sanders may be the latest to learn this lesson the hard way. Sanders has used his Twitter account to regularly broadcast the latest developments in his high-profile and high-drama breakup with his wife, Pilar. He even brought his young children into the fight by posting photos of the kids purportedly filling out police reports about their mother’s behavior.
In this report by KTVT Ch. 11 in Dallas, Dallas family law attorney Carmen Eiker of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing explains why it’s a bad idea for spouses going through divorce to lash out on social media. “In general, it’s a bad idea,” she says. “That’s the kind of thing that reveals a lot about a person … Think before you post.”
The anything-goes nature of communication on Facebook and other social media platforms has created perilous territory for employers and employees alike. In this story by CW 33 in Dallas, reporter Dawn Tongish explores the changing legal landscape and recent NLRB opinions designed to provide much-needed guidance to HR departments. Labor & employment lawyer Audrey Mross of Dallas-based Munck Wilson Mandala explains that many employers are suprised to learn that they cannot implement blanket policies forbidding workers from leveling criticism in online forums.
American Airlines highly anticipated descent into Ch. 11 bankruptcy has been keeping North Texas news reporters busy trying to explain the complicated legal twists and turns and the potential impact to the local economy. Interest was amped up a notch when US Airways began manueverings to position itself in front of AMR's creditors with an eye toward acquiring the struggling airline. In this news report by KTVT Ch. 11 in Dallas, business lawyer Randy Ray of Dallas-based Munck Wilson Mandala discusses developments in the American Airlines bankruptcy, including the latest moves by US Airways.