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Social Media In Litigation

Are you one of the 1 billion people who has a Facebook account, or one of the 230 million who use Twitter?  Have you ever thought about how your social media activity could come into play if you found yourself in a lawsuit?  If you answered “no,” you’re not alone.  Many social media users use their accounts to post about work-related matters, never considering the possible ramifications, from being fired for internet speech, to having your own posts used against you, to being sanctioned for deleting social media accounts during litigation.  Social media often takes a starring role during employment litigation, and courts have struggled to keep up with technology, resulting in numerous and often conflicting legal opinions about the relevance, privacy, and burden of producing social networking information.