Social Media Law Round-up September 27-October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

This week’s Round-up includes ways to find evidence on social media platforms, emerging presence in workers compenastion cases, embarrassing Facebook photos and regrettable MySpace statements, doctors resisting new media ideas, and discovery best practices.

From JD Supra:

Social Media and Electronic Discovery: Riches and Risks

  • Taken from the Second Annual Intermountain Discovery Conference on 9.24.10, this presentation shares an overview of Social Media through the lens of Electronic Discovery.

From E-Discovery Law Review:

Social Media Advisor – Not Your Parents’ Same Old Workers’ Comp System 

  • Thoughts on how social media has transformed the way in which traditional workers’ comp claims will proceed.

From New York Law Journal/Law Technology News:

The Role of Social Media in Sentencing Advocacy

  • Discussion of the use of both “negative and inculpatory postings in social networking profiles” and the “potential for uncovering a humanizing portrait for the defense to present at sentencing.”

From 33 Charts:

How to Speak to Physicians About Social Media

  • Advice from Bryan Vartabedian, MD on how to address social media with physicians.


Judge Grants Discovery of Postings on Social Media

  • New York judge rules that plaintiff must give defendant access to private postings from Facebook and MySpace that could contradict personal injury action claims