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Requesting Social Media in Discovery

Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Deja Miller
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Extract from Josh Gilliland's article "Requesting Social Media in Discovery"

Social media is just another form of electronically stored information. Requests for social media in discovery have dramatically improved since the days of lawyers requesting entire Facebook profiles or Twitter accounts. Case in point, here is a defendant’s request for social media from a recent personal injury case:

Produce all postings related to any type of physical or athletic activities from June 6, 2014, to present on all social media websites, including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Scott v. United States Postal Serv., No. 15-712-BAJ-EWD, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178702, at *2-3 (M.D. La. Dec. 27, 2016).

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