Tag Archives: E-discovery

Plug or Perish

FVLD Member Neil Rosenbaum will be a panelist at the Chicago Masters Conference for Legal Professionals on Managing the e-Discovery and Social Media Minefield.  The Masters Conference is an educational forum that convenes a series of events each year throughout … Continue reading

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Texas Court: Internet Not Just for Voodoo Anymore

A Texan appellate court affirmed a murder conviction in a 2007 freeway shootout after finding that postings to the defendant Ronnie Tienda Jr.’s MySpace page were properly admitted against him during the trial.   The case shows how far Texas judges … Continue reading

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Plaintiff Ordered to Turn Over Social Media Passwords

A Pennsylvania court pointed to Facebook’s history of privacy controversies in holding that a litigant had no expectation of privacy for Facebook posts and ordering him to turn over his password. Photos posted to social media sites by the plaintiff … Continue reading

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Court: Attorney Emails From Work Computer Not Privileged

A California appellate court held (.pdf) that emails a plaintiff sent to her attorney from her work computer and email account were not protected by the attorney client privilege because company policies prohibited use of its computers for personal emailing … Continue reading

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Formerly Known as Privileged

The court in the infamous “Dancing Baby Case” ruled that the plaintiff waived the attorney-client privilege by discussing the case in emails, chat sessions, and blogs.   Plaintiff Stephanie Lenz filed the suit after Universal Music demanded that YouTube take … Continue reading

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No Fishing on Facebook

In contrast to a couple recent rulings, a New York appellate court denied a defendant’s request to inspect a personal injury plaintiff’s Facebook account because the defendant failed to show the relevance of information on the account.  Apparently, the plaintiff … Continue reading

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