PUBLICATION: USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE IN LITIGATION
June 22nd, 2015/By Admin/In Blog, General Litigation, Insurance Defense, Publication
“Use of Social Media Evidence in Litigation” was written by Firm Partner Robert M. Freedman to help business and legal professionals understand how trending social network communications can be used as evidence during the litigation process. Published in the Spring, 2015, edition of the Journal of American Law, this article discusses various types of social media evidence available in today’s tech-savvy world, as well as pitfalls to avoid when harnessing social media postings for admission in court. When commenting on the article, Circuit Court Judge Catherine L. Heise wrote “As a trial judge in the criminal division of a busy metropolitan court, the evidentiary issues arising out of the use of social media are presenting themselves more and more frequently… Your article provides valuable insight and a wealth of useful citations…”
Robert M. Freedman is a Partner of Tharpe & Howell, LLP, and Chair of its Construction and Business Law Practice Groups. He specializes in complex commercial and tort litigation, and has used evidence from social media postings to successfully attack adverse damages claims in court. To view Use of Social Media Evidence in Litigation and the complimentary writing from Judge Heise, click on the link below.