From Snaps To Tweets: The Craft Of Social Media Discovery

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 5:02 PM EST) -- Social media users create a candid digital record of their experiences, thoughts and feelings. Such information may be relevant in litigation and crucially has not been subject to a lawyer’s filter. For example, as the cases below show, vacation photos shared on social media can effectively undermine a claim that an injury has rendered a plaintiff unable to enjoy life. Likewise, defendants’ or their employees’ interactions on social media may serve as the basis for a discovery request for social media or undermine a defense. Courts...
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