Relevance, Social Media & Personal Computers

In an employment dispute, the Defendant sought access to the Plaintiff’s Facebook profile and personal computer. The case had involved several discovery disputes challenging the Plaintiff’s discovery productions. Potts v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38795, 5-9 (M.D. Tenn. Mar. 20, 2013). Among the discovery requests, the Defendant requested[…]

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Let’s Ask Dad About the Attorney-Client Privilege

The Defendant, apparently well versed in social-media, requested “[a] complete copy of all communications” between specific individuals and the Plaintiff sent on “Facebook, in a blog, via e-mail, text message, voicemail, letter, facsimile, or anywhere else.”  The Defendant requested the ESI be produced in their “original, unaltered form.” Armstrong v.[…]

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Cross Spoliation Claims for Lost Video & Witness Statements

In Patel v. Havana Bar, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139180  (E.D. Pa. Dec. 2, 2011), both parties were accused of spoliation. The underlining facts involved the Plaintiff attending an engagement party at the Defendant’s restaurant/bar and falling off a two-story balcony. Defendants’ Spoliation The allegations against the Defendant involved the[…]

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JurisdictionBook

An Illinois-based start-up founded a social networking site named “Techbook” for teachers.  As one can imagine, Facebook sued for trademark infringement.  Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com, LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48590, 6-7 (N.D. Cal. May 2, 2011). Facebook sued in the Northern District of California, where they are headquartered.  Teachbook.com,[…]

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Feng Shui False Tweets

The Plaintiff, a professional Chicago interior designer, was the director of marketing, PR and e-commerce for the Defendant, a well-known interior designer. Maremont v. Susan Fredman Design Group, Ltd., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26441, at *4 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 15, 2011). After being injured in an accident, the Defendant impersonated[…]

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