Over the last decade, social media platforms have grown in popularity. Virtually everyone uses some form of social media to connect with friends and family members. From Facebook to Instagram, it is not uncommon for an individual or organization to have a half dozen social media accounts. These social media accounts can offer invaluable insight … Continue reading
Category: Social Media Case Law
You can learn more about social media case law through our case law page or our blog. We discuss how social media evidence is used in court.
From Facebook to Instagram, social media has become a way for people to share personal content with friends and family members. As a result, social media posts and pictures have found their way into the courtroom during litigation. Yet, using social media as evidence in your case is not easy. It requires precision and experience … Continue reading
Social media is a great place to catch up with old friends and keep family members up-to-date on your life. It is also a great place to conduct investigations as well! Many people live with the false idea that social media content is private and/or cannot be used in court. However, pictures and posts made … Continue reading
A recent case highlighted the use of digital evidence and social media in today’s courtrooms. The case, Monet v. Bank of America, involved a dispute over a defaulted loan. In particular, the courts considered the digital evidence submitted by Monet inadequate to win his case. This was mainly due to the inability to authenticate the … Continue reading
A recent case, Moroccanoil v. Marc Anthony Cosmetics, highlighted the importance of social media investigations in court cases. In this case, a federal district court ruled that Facebook screenshots were inadmissible in court. Their reasoning: that web pages and screenshots could not be authenticated. They then applied this logic to Facebook screenshots. As a result … Continue reading