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Monthly Archives from March 2019

Social Media Photo Copyright: Apart from Selfies, Who Can Give Permission for Reuse Is Not Always Clear

By Crystal T. Broughan and Edward L. Birk As fast-paced as the internet has made the transmission of news and information, it can be tempting for media outlets and bloggers to grab the first eye-catching image relevant to a story. But any trusted intellectual property or media law attorney would tell you not to do this – otherwise, you could find your organization neck deep in litigation over what seemed to be an “open source” […]

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Forbes: Frightening Data on H-1B Crackdown

Forbes recently highlighted alarming data on how the H-1B adjudicatory process is affecting U.S. businesses and in particular the IT services sector. If you’re a frequent reader of my newsletter, you know about the unprecedented number of Requests for Further Evidence (RFEs) and outright denials. This article objectively shows the numbers: If you’re a frequent reader of my newsletter, you know about the unprecedented number of Requests for Further Evidence (RFEs) and outright denials. This […]

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Attorney Gerald W. Weedon named a 2019 Ultimate Attorney

Marks Gray, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Gerald “Jerry” W. Weedon has been selected as a 2019 Ultimate Attorney by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The Ultimate Attorney list honors those who have helped elevate the legal profession and have shaped Jacksonville’s business community. Weedon was recognized for corporate law and litigation. Mr. Weedon has practiced law with Marks Gray since 1976. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar, […]

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Attorney Michael A. Manning Joins Marks Gray, P.A.

Marks Gray, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael A. Manning to our firm as our newest associate attorney. Michael A. Manning practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on government liability, medical liability, professional liability and licensing, and trucking and transportation. He recently joined the firm after moving to Jacksonville from Tampa, Florida where he practiced with Goodis, Thompson & Miller. “We are delighted to have Michael with Marks Gray,” said the […]

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Can a Court Squelch Public Statements by a Criminal Defendant Before Conviction?

Long-time Republican political operative, staunch Trump supporter, and self-described “dirty trickster” Roger Stone has never been one to hold his tongue in the face of controversy. Even in the wake of criminal indictment on five counts of making false statements, one count of obstructing an official proceeding, and one count of witness tampering, he betrayed no sign of avoiding the spotlight. In response to colorful public proclamations of his innocence, the federal judge hearing his […]

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California Court Rules Social Media Posts Are Not Always a First Amendment Right

We have a Constitutional right to express ourselves on social media, right? Social media is the new public square, a traditional public forum, right? Not so fast… Generally true. But there are narrow situations where a court may lawfully restrict social media use. A 16-year-old juvenile defendant found this out that hard way in a California case known only as “The People v. A.A.” The Facts of the Case Initially, A.A. was convicted of felony […]

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