What Compels Discovery Of Social Media Content In Pa.?

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania trial courts have been particularly active in the past few years in issuing opinions regarding how much, if any, of a party’s nonpublic Facebook and other social media content are subject to discovery in litigation. A July 2012 opinion issued by Judge R. Stanton Wettick in Allegheny County, Trail v. Lesko, highlights these increasing discovery disputes and outlines the recent trends of the courts addressing the disputes.

As Judge Wettick found, courts have compelled very broad access to social media content in cases where one...
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