Dangers Lurk As Facebook Helps Class Actions Go Viral

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A Michigan judge’s recent gag order forcing an attorney to pull down Facebook posts criticizing a class action settlement marks the latest skirmish in what some attorneys see as a brewing storm over how to regulate the rising power of social media to connect potential class plaintiffs and dismantle class action settlements.

As sites like Facebook and Twitter open new avenues for communication, attorneys say social media also can provide plaintiffs and defense lawyers with added muscle in building or warding off class action litigation. But...
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