Case law is a great teacher of best practices, which is clear from these ten recent case law rulings involving chat/collaboration apps from Cimplifi!
Their latest post in the “Getting the Message” series (Getting the Message: Ten Recent Case Law Rulings Involving Chat/Collaboration Apps, available here) discusses (wait for it!) ten recent case law rulings involving chat/collaboration apps! Those cases address disputes involving authentication (one case), proportionality (two cases) and sanctions (seven cases!). Here’s one of the cases:
State v. Jesenya O.: The Supreme Court of New Mexico, considering an appeal relating to the authentication of social media evidence, found that the State’s authentication showing was sufficient under New Mexico Rule 11-901 to support a finding that, more likely than not, the Facebook Messenger account used to send the messages belonged to Jesenya O. (Child) and that Child was the author of the messages, so the Court reversed the Court of Appeals and reinstated Child’s delinquency adjudications.
What are the other nine of ten recent case law rulings involving chat/collaboration apps? Find out here! It’s only one more click! 😉 If these cases don’t convince you of the importance of addressing chat/collaboration apps in discovery, what will? They’ll “bowl you over”! See what I did there? 😀
So, what do you think? How is your team currently addressing discovery of data from chat/collaboration apps? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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