Facebook used in litigation

22 November 2011 Categories: All Blogs

eDiscovery is becoming a hotly contested issue in many cases from divorce to personal injury. eDiscovery is the process of obtaining records and information in a digital format from sources such as social media and email accounts. As more and more people communicate primarily through electronic sources, the ability to discover the communications can have a major impact on a case. It is important to be aware of what you post and what others are posting about you. Courts are issuing orders penalizing people for removing or attempting to hide information during litigation, and even sanctioning lawyers who tell clients to clean up their Facebook accounts. You should always be mindful of future effects on what you broadcast on the internet, as it may come up in court someday.

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