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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

LexisNexis Launches Social Media Visibility Service For Law Firms
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Social Media Service Now Part of Enhanced Portfolio of Web Visibility Solutions Designed to Help Small Law Firms Engage More Prospective Clients January 31, 2012 - NEW YORK - LexisNexis , a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced... Read More

LexisNexis Inks Deal With JD Supra To Power Distribution Of Law Firm Blog Content To Wider Network Of Social Media Sites
Posted on 7 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Collaboration with JD Supra Enhances LexisNexis Social Media Services for Small Law Firms NEW YORK - LexisNexis , a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced March 6 an agreement with JD Supra ® which hosts a rapidly... Read More

New York Man Adds E-Mails To Facebook Ownership Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - (AP) A New York man who claims he struck a deal with Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 that entitles him to half of Facebook Inc. has included in a new court filing e-mails he said he exchanged with the Facebook founder. In his federal court complaint... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Peter S. Vogel: Legal Ethics - Jury Research Is Okay, But Watch Out!
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Needless to say that lawyers rely on Social Media to investigate potential or sitting jurors, but a new ethics opinion warns against direct communications. The New York City Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 2012-2 entitled "Jury... Read More

Social Media Blunders in Employment Law – How a Facebook Post Can Turn a Case Upside Down
Posted on 11 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Social media has forever changed how the world communicates. While many have cited the positive consequences of social media, employment law attorneys are discovering that a simple Facebook post can turn into a costly mistake. The latest social media... Read More

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC: Why Defense Lawyers Should Care About Social Media, Part 1
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

By Andrew B. Downs Over the past several years, the use of social media has expanded dramatically to the point where it now can have a significant impact on business decisions, corporate public relations and how litigants are perceived. For those... Read More

Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege Or Work Product Doctrine Through Social Media
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Lisa McManus

Social media provides the potential for both client and attorney to waive work-product doctrine protection and attorney-client privilege by publicly disclosing confidential information. Voluntary disclosure of the content of a privileged attorney communication... Read More