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Facebook Being Used as Evidence in Court

Earlier this year, Reuters Legal reported an increase in the inclusion of content on social networking sites as evidence in trials, particularly personal injury cases.

Two state courts and a Federal ruling have given defendants access to classified photos and postings, indicating a legal shift and reflecting a larger conversation about the privacy of personal information online. The article pointed to a New York Supreme Court ruling allowing the defense to use MySpace postings of smiley faces to disprove a plaintiff’s personal injury claim that she suffered “serious permanent personal injuries.”

If you get caught up in a law suit, insurance companies will search out any means to attack your claim.

In reporting the Reuters piece, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog noted Continue reading