Tag Archives: legal

Facebook Threatened With Contempt of Court

Facebook failed to send a lawyer to Sacramento Superior Court in answer to a subpoena yesterday — leading Judge Michael P. Kenny to “issue an order that Facebook show cause why it shouldn’t be held in contempt of court.” The next hearing in the case, on January 7, will probably result in a contempt charge if a legal representative for Facebook doesn’t show.

The case is a trial of five alleged members of the Killa Mobb gang on charges relating to the beating of a man in the Sacramento area on Halloween, 2008. According to a story in the Sacramento Bee (READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON TECHYUM)

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UK Man Charged With Obscenity For Private Text Chat

A Swanscombe man named Gavin Smith has been charged under the UK’s Obscene Publications Act based on a private chat he had with one other individual. According to an article this week in The Register titled “‘Pervy’ Private Chat Case Springs Back to Life,” the case was originally filed in May, but was discharged by the court as being unfit for prosecution.

Since then, “new evidence” has been introduced allowing the Crown Prosecution Service to re-file against the defendant under the Obscene Publications Act.

In May, the Register’s Jane Fae Osimek (who also reported on the recent re-filing) wrote… (READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON TECHYUM)