Tag: SocialMediaCaseLaw

When trying to use social media evidence in court, there have been numerous social media case laws in which it has been found inadmissible.

Social Media Case Law and the Expectation of Privacy: US v. Meregildo

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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

Social Media Case Law: Commonwealth v Mangel

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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 Case Law: Vasquez-Santos v Mathew

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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

Using Social Media Investigations in Court: Monet v. Bank of America

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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