TITLE

Discoverability of Social Media from the Plaintiff's Perspective

AUTHOR(S)
Martínez-Cid, Ricardo M.
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
TortSource;Fall2011, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the discoverability of the information posted by users on social networking sites (SNS) in the pretrial stages of U.S. civil suits. It discusses the inherent public nature of SNS and warns that users' postings, photos, and messages will most likely be discoverable, particularly if a defendant can show that the SNS material is relevant to a plaintiff's claims. It also highlights some courts' determination that the discoverability of SNS material should be narrow.
ACCESSION #
73877920

 

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