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This webinar examines recent internet and social media defamation cases against both web-platforms/ review sites and individuals and the lessons that they teach both businesses and disgruntled customers/participants. It also addresses public-entity use of social media and discuss the hazards, both to governmental officers and individuals of on-line statements and accusations. Finally, we examine cases of mistaken identity in social media and the problems that it can cause Tweeters, bloggers, and participants. SPEAKER Kevin A. Nelson, Huddleston Bolen, LLP, Charleston, W.Va. Kevin Nelson has been the lead lawyer in trials in the areas of employment law, insurance, medical malpractice, and energy law. His primary emphasis in 30 years of practice has been in employment law, where he has litigated matters involving trade secrets, discrimination, and wrongful discharge. He also provides his clients with risk management advice and review on a variety of employment matters including hiring, discipline, discrimination, discharge, promotion and demotion, benefits, and employee handbooks. Nelson also has extensive experience in providing counsel on, and litigating and trying cases involving, insurance, bad faith, and personal injuries. He has litigated cases involving and provides counsel regarding First Amendment and related issues. As well, he has spoken often on Social Media issues as they relate to employers, insurance agents, and media companies.