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Facebook Defence in Personal Injury Lawsuits
(I want your personal photographs and emails!)
For several years now, insurance companies defending against personal injury lawsuits have been investigating the presence of, and asking for production of, a plaintiff’s Facebook account profile. The same defence technique applies to other social networking sites, such as MySpace, Flickr and other popular sites.
Defence lawyers in a personal injury lawsuit will go to Court seeking an Order requiring you to produce your Facebook site – including your photos, messages from and to “friends” on your site, and personal detailed information that you have posted.
The purpose is for the defence to review this potential evidence and to test it against the claims that you are making in your personal injury lawsuit, in which you are seeking damages – i.e. for income loss, health care and out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering damages, etc.
Visit our blog and our review of the most recent caselaw involving Facebook production issues, including: