Del Gallo v. City of New York, 997 N.Y.S.2d 98 (Table) (N.Y. Sup. Ct.2014)

Key Insight: Addressing request for discovery of Plaintiff?s social media contents, specifically LinkedIn, court indicated that ?[t]o warrant such discovery, ?defendants must establish a factual predicate for their request by identifying relevant information in plaintiff?s [social media] account — that is, information that contradicts or conflicts with plaintiff?s alleged restrictions, disabilities, and losses, and other claims?? and, although it acknowledged that Defendants could obtain information pertinent to Plaintiff?s communications with recruiters related to job offers and related inquiries, indicated that Defendants had not shown that they were entitled to Plaintiff?s communications with former colleagues about her condition or to the other materials on LinkedIn

Nature of Case: Wrongful death and personal injuries resulting from falling tree limb

Electronic Data Involved: Social Media Contents (e.g., LinkedIn)

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