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You May Occupy Your Twitter Account, But Do You Own It?
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

If recent developments in New York Criminal Court are any indication, your social media, email and SMS texts are just as vulnerable to exposure as everyone has been saying they are. Such a trend is bad news for bloggers, tweeters and texters, but may... Read More

X1 Discovery Shares List Of Public Cases Involving Social Media Evidence
Posted on 31 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

The torrent of social media evidence continues to grow and X1 Discovery continues to monitor online legal databases of state and federal court decisions across the United States, where evidence from social networking sites played a significant role. ... Read More

Tweets And Status Updates Meet The Courtroom: How Social Media Continues To Be A Challenge For E-Discovery In 2011
Posted on 8 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Nadine R. Weiskopf According to a survey from Arbitron Inc. released in April 2011, the percentage of Americans age 12 and older who have a profile on one or more social networking websites has reached almost half (48 percent) of the population... Read More

Social Media And E-Discovery: New Tools And New Challenges
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Nadine Weiskopf For litigation professionals, the social media explosion is more than a cultural phenomenon; it is simultaneously creating unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of electronic evidence. This white paper discusses... Read More

Pennsylvania Judge Provides Great Resource For Anyone Researching Social Media Discovery Issues
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Philip Miles

In Trail v. Lesko (opinion here) , Allegheny County Judge Wettick provided a great resource for anyone researching social media discovery issues. Judge Wettick authored a 20-page opinion, running through nine Pennsylvania state court decisions addressing... Read More

Is There A Social Media Privilege?
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Lisa McManus

Courts faced with ruling on discovery requests involving social media sites are forging new law. Courts can and do issue discovery orders compelling a party of a lawsuit to grant an opposing party access to his or her Facebook page or to permit in camera... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: Social Media Accounts Are Fair Game in Discovery
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Abbey Spanier

A recent Pennsylvania State Court order granting a defendant’s motion to compel the production of one of the plaintiff’s Facebook log-in credentials found that social media accounts– even if set to private –are fair game in discovery... Read More

E-Discovery: We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by Steven C. Bennett

By Steven C. Bennett [1] | E-discovery, like the computer and telecommunications economy from which it derives, has come a long way. Today, more than ever, in large case and small, “e-discovery IS discovery.” Yet, despite more than 20 years... Read More

2011 Fulbright Litigation Trends Survey: A Little Less Litigation; More Regulation
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Businesses in the United States and United Kingdom initiated and faced slightly less litigation in 2011 than in 2010. But regulatory actions and internal investigations are climbing, according to the 2011 Fulbright Litigation Trends Survey . More... Read More