Dec 5
9:17 AM

PA Trial Court Orders Plaintiff to Turn Over Facebook Password to Defense Counsel

In Largent v. Reed, plaintiff sought to recover damages for physical and mental infuries and pain and suffering as a result of an automoble accident caused by defendant. The court granted the defendant access to the plaintiff's Facebook account, which the defendant believes may contain evidence contrary to the plaintiff's allegations, such as photos of her "enjoying life with her family and a status update about going to the gym." No expectation of privacy on Facebook, says the court, noting "Only the uninitiated or foolish could believe that Facebook is an online lockbox for secrets." [RL]

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