1. Should Facebook Users Post “Privacy Notices”?

    Once again, we’re seeing our Facebook friends repost “privacy notices” in status updates which purport to restrict Facebook’s use of the personal information, including photos, that they choose to include on their individual pages.   These Facebook notices, which are usually full of legalese, have proliferated over the years in different forms.  Last year, a version circulated in which the posters declared a personal “copyright” on the content of their Facebook pages.  Currently, a notice is popping up advising readers that Facebook is now a public entity, and stating that Facebook does not have permission to use the poster’s photos or information in the poster’s status update.   The notices usually encourage other Facebook users to repost the notice for their own protection.     Read More...

  2. BLJ Client Wins Tax Appeal in Oregon Supreme Court

    A Bend business will pay less county property taxes after lawyers at Bryant Lovlien and Jarvis challenged
    its assessment. The taxpayer also received a refund for several years of overpayments, 12% interest on
    those overpayments, and reimbursement of $243,000 in legal fees and costs.