Tag: Social Media

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Bell v. Pension Committee of Ath Holding Co., LLC, No. 1-15-cv-02062-TWP-MPB (S.D. Ind. June 14, 2018)
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Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court (Derrick D. Hunter), S230051 Ct. App. 1/5 A144315 (Cal. May 24, 2018)
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Gordon v. Almanza (No. 16-CV-00603 (S.D. Iowa Mar. 5, 2018), 2018)
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Kelly Forman v. Mark Henkin (New York Court of Appeals, 2018)
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Holick v. Burkhart ( No. 16-1188-JTM (D. Kan. Nov. 30, 2017), 2017)
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Marsteller v. Butterfield 8 Stamford LLC, et al. – 3:17-cv-01371 (District of Connecticut, 2017)
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Commonwealth v. Mangel (Pa., 2017)
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Pugh v. Junqing (E.D. Mo., 2017)
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In re Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (S.D. Ind., 2017)
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Ehrenberg v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 16-17269 (E.D. La. Aug. 18, 2017).

Bell v. Pension Committee of Ath Holding Co., LLC, No. 1-15-cv-02062-TWP-MPB (S.D. Ind. June 14, 2018)

Key Insight: discoverability of Facebook messages

Nature of Case: Breach of fiduciary duty, ERISA

Electronic Data Involved: Facebook private messages, Facebook post

Keywords: 37(a), Facebook, private messaging, relevance, work product doctrine, common interest privilege

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Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court (Derrick D. Hunter), S230051 Ct. App. 1/5 A144315 (Cal. May 24, 2018)

Key Insight: disclosure of public posts, accessible to only specified recipients, 18 U.S.C. ? 2701 (Stored Communications Act)

Nature of Case: Murder

Electronic Data Involved: social media of prosecution witness

Keywords: deleted posts, public, private, Stored Communications Act, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, implicit consent

Gordon v. Almanza (No. 16-CV-00603 (S.D. Iowa Mar. 5, 2018), 2018)

Key Insight: Cell phone important to case was thrown against wall and destroyed after failed romantic encounter

Nature of Case: personal injury

Electronic Data Involved: cell phone activity data

Keywords: “he threw the cellular telephone against the wall after a failed romantic encounter”, “possibly using some other app”, “near-fatal tractor-trailer collision”

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Kelly Forman v. Mark Henkin (New York Court of Appeals, 2018)

Key Insight: Privacy settings do not govern scope of disclosure of social media materials

Nature of Case: Personal injury

Electronic Data Involved: Facebook posts

Keywords: Facebook, privacy setting, horse, social media

Identified State Rule(s): CPLR 3101, CPLR 3103

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Holick v. Burkhart ( No. 16-1188-JTM (D. Kan. Nov. 30, 2017), 2017)

Key Insight: Plaintiff did not specify whether any documents were being withheld in the course of making objections to discovery motions

Nature of Case: libel, assault, slander

Electronic Data Involved: documents and communications posted or stored on social media, e-mails

Keywords: “facially overbroad”, “anti-abortion”, “nearly two-decade time frame”, “provide any responsive information for the past seven (7) years”

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Marsteller v. Butterfield 8 Stamford LLC, et al. – 3:17-cv-01371 (District of Connecticut, 2017)

Key Insight: scope of discovery

Nature of Case: sexual harassment and retaliation under Title VII

Electronic Data Involved: authorization for medical records and access to social media accounts

Keywords: social media accounts, authorization for medical records, emotional distress

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Ehrenberg v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 16-17269 (E.D. La. Aug. 18, 2017).

Key Insight: Data link

Nature of Case: Insurance claim, Personal injury action

Electronic Data Involved: Documents, social media records including Facebook/ Twitter?Instagram ” data link”. photos

Keywords: Personal injury, Insurance claim, “data link”.

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