Should You Friend the Judge?

Social media presents a new front for discovery battles.

, The American Lawyer

When the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit in September 2009 on behalf of two women who claimed they were sexually harassed by a supervisor at Simply Storage Management LLC, the company went after a trove of personal information: the women's Facebook and MySpace accounts. What better than personal pictures, videos, and status updates to try to discredit the women's claims of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress caused by a hostile workplace?

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