Lanier Unfriends Facebook

An interesting lawsuit was filed in Orange County (Calif.) Superior Court yesterday, accusing Facebook of violating California privacy laws. http://www.scribd.com/doc/18742082/New-Lawsuit

 The claim brought by five plaintiffs, led by teenager Elisha Melkonian, http://www.facebook.com/people/Elisha-Melkonian/679045660, has received cursory media attention and was already dismissed at techcrunch.com. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/17/new-privacy-lawsuit-throws-the-kitchen-sink-at-facebook/

What hasn’t yet been noted is that it’s Mark Lanier who’s bringing the lawsuit. Lanier is one of the best trial lawyers in the country, by anyone’s account, and a regular on the Lawdragon 500. http://www.lawdragon.com/index.php/newdragon/lawyer_profile/143871

Oh, he’s also a regular on facebook, where both he and his firm have pages. http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Lanier/1281264487 and http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lanier-Law-Firm/48570030993

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