United States v. Kilpatrick, No. 10-20403, 2012 WL 3236727 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 7, 2012)

Key Insight: Court granted motion in limine to establish authenticity of text messages sent on ?pager devices? citing 1) a sworn declaration of the pager services? custodian of records that the text messages were what they purported to be; 2) distinctive characteristics in the messages, including the displayed unique PIN number; 3) one defendant?s public admission that he and other employees communicated using the at-issue pagers; and 4) the ability of jurors to rely in comparisons with previously authenticated text messages

Nature of Case: Criminal

Electronic Data Involved: Text messages sent using “pager devices”

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