Monday, October 15, 2007

Litigation clues are found on Facebook

Litigation clues are found on Facebook, Nat'l L.J., Oct. 15, 2007.

If a husband's MySpace page says he's single and looking, you might be able to impeach his credibility. And the article has lots more examples -- e.g., an eyewitness ID of a suspect from a group photo; a heavy sentence for someone who posted a picture of herself drinking wine even after her drunk-driving vehicular manslaughter.

Oh, and if you're the sort of person who beats up people recreationally, don't post the video on MySpace.

1 comment:

Maureen Howard said...

On a related note, I understand that many law firms are now doing My Space and Facebook searches on attorney applicants. I've been told by friends across the country that they are particularly shocked by some of the findings with respect to law school student applicants -- and not just on pages posted by the student him or herself -- more often the picture/video or story of concern regarding the student has been posted by another on that person's page! A cautionary tale indeed!