“Social Media Discovery – Case Law Update & Strategies” – Florida Tech CLE at Palm Beach Bar presented by Christopher Hopkins

E-discovery

This one hour session, which you view live or via web (even after the fact), explains the key published opinions in Florida regarding social media discovery.  In addition to that, attendees will see the discovery requests which worked AND failed as well as obtain samples of up-to-date discovery requests.  Finally, a 10-step approach to successfully obtaining social media discovery is explained.

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The presentation is modeled around the articles, Ten Steps to Obtain Facebook Discovery in Florida and Defendants Want Social Media Discovery, Plaintiff’s Want E-Discovery, and then updated with new materials and samples.

For links to the supplemental material cited on page 35 of the Powerpoint, see below:

U.S. v. Elonis (Third Cir., Oct 2016) – threats on Facebook (after the US Supreme Court decision)

Forman v Henkin: Conflict Between Social Media Discovery and User Privacy” (Aug 2016)

State of Connecticut v. Teri Buhl (June 21, 2016) – harassment evidence relative to Facebook posts

Smith v Hillshire Brands (June 20, 2014) – sample requests; discussion of different courts’ approach

Giaccheto v. Free School Dist. (2013) – Facebook requests in personal injury case

 

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