“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

 

1st Amendment
Three Steps to Understanding Why Government Officials Cannot Block Users on Social Media (Knight First Amendment Institute et al. v. Donald J. Trump et al.)

There is some confusion about the recent Second Circuit opinion as to how, on a private social media platform, a government official, using a personal account, cannot block other users. The following three step process should lead just about everyone to understand the outcome. The case is Knight First Amendment …

Internet
When You See People Trying to Sue a Social Media Platform Because Their Account Was Suspended, It’s a Stunt (lessons of the CDA & Brittain v. Twitter)

A number of politicians, activists, and others who feel aggrieved after their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or YouTube content has been removed or their accounts suspended have taken to the courts to sue the social media platforms with claims that they are being singled out, muzzled, or their free speech is …

Injunction
Casual Sexual Relationships and Florida’s Injunction Against Dating Violence (versus other injunctions)

When seeking an injunction in Florida to prevent someone from contacting you, pay careful attention to which statute best applies. This is the (unfortunate) lesson of Tyler Sumners v. Lindsey Thompson. After meeting on Craigslist, the parties had a four year consensual sexual relationship punctuated by periods of time when …