Appler v. Mead Johnson & Co., LLC, NO. 3:14-cv-166-RLY-WGH, 2015 WL 5793236 (S.D. Ind. Oct. 1, 2015)

Key Insight: Despite ?attenuated? arguments in favor of production, court found that social media content of Plaintiff?s supervisor and Defendant?s human resources representative could contain relevant information and, pursuant to a pre-existing protective order restricting disbursement of discoverable information, concluded that Plaintiff?s counsel could review the individuals’ social networking sites (SNS) content for relevant remarks; court ordered hearing to discuss procedures for searching and limiting SNS content, the costs of such a search, who should conduct the search, etc.

Nature of Case: Employment litigation

Electronic Data Involved: Social media (Facebook, MySpace)

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