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'#Killinnazis' Uproar Shows Attys Must Tread Lightly Online

Law360, Philadelphia (January 19, 2018, 9:48 PM EST) -- Recent fallout from courthouse photos posted to an attorney’s Instagram page, including his loss of admission privileges in Philadelphia and the challenging of a $28 million jury verdict based on his use of the inflammatory hashtag “#killinnazis,” offers a cautionary tale about how even purportedly personal social media use can land lawyers in trouble, experts say.

Ned McWilliams, a partner at Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor PA, found himself in hot water earlier this month after Bayer AG, the defendant in a closely watched...
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