Courts Sanction for Facebook Spoliation

March 2012
Information Management Journal;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p12
The article reports that a Virginia state judge has imposed penalties on both the lawyer and his client for altering the content of a Facebook page in the case of Lester v. Allied Concrete Co. The judge ordered lawyer Matthew Murray to pay 522,000 dollars for instructing his client, Isaiah Lester, to remove photographs from his Facebook page and ordered Lester to pay 180,000 dollars for obeying and lying about it.


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