Do Not Deactivate Your Facebook Account When Litigation Pending

No, You Can’t Deactivate Your Facebook Account When Litigation Is Pending | Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson & Horn - Professional Law Corporation - JDSupra: "A federal magistrate judge in New Jersey recently sanctioned a plaintiff for evidence spoliation after he deactivated his Facebook account during litigation, resulting in its permanent deletion by Facebook after 14 days passed.  The court’s order confirms that social networking accounts are just like any other form of evidence and are subject to the same preservation obligations.  Parties who fail to preserve evidence contained in their social networking accounts when litigation is pending or anticipated do so at their peril." read more at link above

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