Fawcett v. Altieri, 960 N.Y.S.2d 592 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2013)

Key Insight: Court acknowledged the discoverability of social media content but reasoned that ?[i]n order to obtain a closed or private social media account by a court order for the subscriber to execute an authorization for their release, the adversary must show with some credible facts that the adversary subscriber has posted information or photographs that are relevant to the facts of the case at hand,? and thus denied defendant’s motion to compel

Nature of Case: Personal injury

Electronic Data Involved: Social network content (Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Flickr, etc.)

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