Patterson v. Turner Constr. Co., 931 N.Y.S.2d 311 (N.Y. App. Div. Oct. 27, 2011)

Key Insight: Where lower court granted motion to compel authorization for all of plaintiff?s records on an online social networking service, appellate court reversed and remanded ?for more specific identification of plaintiff?s Facebook information that is relevant? and noted that if relevant, the content of plaintiff?s account were ?not shielded from discovery merely because plaintiff used the service?s privacy settings to restrict access?

Nature of Case: Personal Injury

Electronic Data Involved: Facebook account

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