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Spoliation of Facebook Evidence

Discovery of social-media evidence can be a valuable tool, particularly in employment and personal-injury litigation. Employers' lawyers should be aware not only of the potentially relevant evidence in a plaintiff-employee's Facebook account. They also should be very aware of the ethical...

Court Finds Duty to Preserve Personal Emails of Employees

The modern workplace presents a cornucopia of problems thanks to technology. As much as employers may want to restrict employees from surfing the Internet or checking Facebook during working time, it’s nearly impossible. After all, employees can just use their personal cellphones to get online...

What Can You Learn From Wal-Mart’s Screw Up?

In December 2014, a federal judge here in Atlanta sanctioned Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for destroying evidence in an employee discrimination case. The sanction was twofold: (1) Wal-Mart was ordered to pay $19,980.00 in attorney’s fees to the employee’s attorney; and (2) the federal judge held...