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
When trying to use social media evidence in court, there have been numerous social media case laws in which it has been found inadmissible.
Litigation in 2019 almost always involves the use of social media evidence. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, people send and receive messages in a variety of places across the web. If your law firm is involved in case litigation, then social media evidence may be crucial for your case. Even so, social … Continue reading
Social Media Investigation Series (Part 4): Legal Issues That Could Arise When Using Social Media or Internet Evidence in Court
This is the fourth and final installment of our social media and online investigations (SMI) series. Our first installment provided tips about how to locate social media accounts. Our second installment focused on the basics of account authentication and how to begin laying the foundation for internet-based evidence. Our third installment focused on how to … Continue reading