Why Defense Should Monitor Social Media In Class Actions

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 6:18 PM EST) -- Class action and collective action defense counsel have always been skeptical of plaintiff counsel’s attempts to solicit and tamper with absent class members during pending litigation. Current social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, have only increased the potential for plaintiff’s counsel to abuse the rules prohibiting certain types of contact with absent class members. The good news is that the same technology that increases the risk of abuse can also serve as a defense tool to both monitor and stop any abusive communication —...
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