News and Events
May 30, 2012
Jonathan Stepanian writes Litigation News article on Internet-based judicial notice
McQuaide Blasko attorney Jonathan B. Stepanian has published an article in the American Bar Association's Litigation News concerning courts' increasingly frequent reference to facts found on websites such as Google Maps.
The spring 2012 Litigation News article notes: "This increasing reliance on the Internet suggests growing comfort among the judiciary that information on the web can meet the high threshold required to afford judicial notice." Federal Rule of Evidence 201 permits courts to take judicial notice of facts that are "not subject to reasonable dispute."
Mr. Stepanian is a shareholder in McQuaide Blasko's Hershey office. His practice focuses on litigation, complex medical professional liability defense, health care law, and numerous issues associated with day-to-day hospital operations.
He is an associate editor of Litigation News, one of two American Bar Association national publications directed specifically to litigators and members of the association's Section of Litigation. Published quarterly in print and available online, Litigation News presents articles on the latest developments in law, litigation trends, and other topics of interest to litigators.