George Patterson | Bloomberg Law While courts have dealt with the production of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation for years,1 the increasing use of social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube and LinkedIn to facilitate communication among family, friends, colleagues, coworkers, acquaintances and businesses is dramatically changing the landscape of discovery in employment cases. The information and images litigants post on social networking websites before, during and after the commencement of a lawsuit often prove crucial to their claims and defenses. However, disputes over discovery of social media communications can result in protracted motion practice and present difficult ethical questions for attorneys.
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