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Posted on January 29th, 2018 by ilsteam

Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. D072171, 15 Cal. App. 5th 729 (2017) relates to a criminal case where the defendants in a gang-related drive-by shooting case subpoenaed the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts of a murder victim and a witness. The social media companies moved to quash the subpoenas, objecting under the federal Stored Communications …

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Abbott Laboratories v. Finkel, No. 17-cv-00894-CMA, Dist. Court, (D. Colo. 2017), a dispute arose after Defendant transferred company information and documents into a Dropbox account. On December 8, 2014, Plaintiff Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”) hired Defendant Dustin Finkel as a General Manager for its Nutrition Division. While Defendant worked for Plaintiff, he had access to …

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by ilsteam

The Plaintiff in Alexis v. Rogers, No. 15cv691-CAB (BLM), (S.D. Cal. Mar. 21, 2017) filed a complaint in 2015 alleging intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, sexual harassment, and retaliatory, wrongful termination.  The Plaintiff also alleged the right to be awarded general damages, lost earnings, punitive and exemplary damages, pre-judgment interest, costs of suit, and …

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 by ilsteam

In Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein, P.A. v. United Servs. Auto. Ass’n, No. 3D17-1421 (Fla. 3d DCA Aug. 23, 2017) the Herssein Firm (“Herssein”) sued its former client, United Services Automobile Association (“USAA”), for breach of contract and fraud. Herssein accused one of USAA’s executives of witness tampering. USAA hired Israel Reyes (“Reyes”), an …

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by ilsteam

The opinion in Brown vs. City of Ferguson, No. 4:15-cv-00831-ERW, (E.D. Mo., 2017) examined the question of whether public and “private” communications on social media are treated differently for purposes of discovery. On January 4, 2017, the Court ordered Plaintiffs to disclose all social media of Plaintiffs and Michael Brown Jr. for the five years …