After Fleshbot linked to a Fred Durst sex video a little over a week ago, you’d think that the news would be all over the blogosphere, but you’d be wrong. It may have to do with the fact that Fred Durst in a sex video is a completely unappealing thought, but regardless, Durst has fought back and slammed Gawker with an $80 million lawsuit. The lawsuit might actually take hold though because Gawker hosted the movie for a few hours instead of just linking to it. First rule of this industry: hosting = liability.
Law and ethics
Scenario: Your paralegal team has been working feverishly for a month on the big case, and when it finally goes to trial, where did that one regulatory statute go? You remember it was from a County Court in Alabama, but that won’t help you at all when you can’t produce its relevant facts while crossing your witness.