Monday, March 19, 2012

Tort Talk

Tort Talk is a blog about Civil Litigation Law by Attorney Daniel E. Cummins. Oh, sure, I know what you're thinking. BO-RING. Who wants to read about legalistic details and whatnot?

Try this post on for size:

A New Twist in Facebook Discovery Decisions

Judge William R. Carpenter of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas granted a Plaintiff's Motion to Compel a Defendant  to produce his user name and password for the Defendant's Facebook page in the case of Gallagher v. Urbanovich, No. 2010 - 33418 (C.P. Mont. Co. Feb. 27, 2012 Carpenter, J.)...

....While the Court did grant the Plaintiff access to the Defendant's Facebook page and ordered the Defendant not to delete any info from the Facebook profile, the Defendant was granted permission to change his login name and password after seven (7) days following his compliance with the Court's Order.


Interested now? Knowing that you can be forced to turn over all access to your Facebook account to someone who's suing you? Isn't that interesting?

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Tort Talk
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Updates, Trends, and Thoughts regarding Pennsylvania Civil Litigation Law by Northeastern Pennsylvania Insurance Defense Attorney Daniel E. Cummins.

2 comments:

JimboBillyBob said...

That's one I'd refuse to comply with. I'd take jail for contempt and let my attorney start laying the groundwork for a Supreme Court case. Wait a second ...do they serve wings in jail? Might be deal-breaker...

D.B. Echo said...

Yeah, seems to me there's a Fourth Amendment case to be made there. Mmmmaybe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Warshak