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Discovery of “Private” Social Media Content
The courts’ treatment of publicly shared posts, tweets and photographs is relatively straightforward, but discovery disputes are on the rise regarding the disclosure of privately shared content. On February 16, 2018, a ruling by the New York Court of Appeals liberalized the standard for the disclosure of private social media content in civil litigation. Read Associate Kamran F. Hashmi’s article on an advocate’s view of the ruling to learn more.
What Businesses and Residents Need to Know
Many property owners and lessees near Lake Ontario, have had reason to be concerned about the impact of water levels and flood insurance. Stacey Trien provides a review of flood insurance coverage, from policy limits to having an action plan. Read her article to learn more.
In this month’s Advocate’s View, Rob Yawman explores expert affidavits to oppose summary judgment motions by creating questions of fact. In doing so, he discusses rulings by the Fourth Department, as well as other case law. Read the article to learn more about the burden on plaintiff and defendant and what happens when it shifts.
Contribution, indemnification and procuring of insurance clauses within contracts.
In this article, Laurie Vahey explores when the question of alleged damages can be passed on to another entity or person arises and the above legal avenues.
LKC associate and Litigation Section Co-Chair Jeremy Sher will speak on a panel featuring Judge Renee Forgensi Minarik. The presentation is Part 2 of the acclaimed Evidence Institute series of CLE programs. This is Jeremy’s second time presenting on an Evidence Institute panel.
LKC associate and Litigation Section Co-Chair Jeremy Sher joined a panel featuring Justice Matthew A. Rosenbaum to discuss statutory and constitutional requirements for asserting jurisdiction in New York courts. The program is available online at the Monroe County Bar Association’s website, www.mcba.org.
Understanding federal court subject matter jurisdiction is essential for all litigators. On December 14, Jeremy Sher will participate on a panel of experienced federal court practitioners, including the Hon. Elizabeth Wolford, to discuss diversity and federal question jurisdiction. Other topics include removal to federal court, and remand, as well as strategic considerations for getting a case into or out of federal court. The program will be held at the Monroe County Bar Center for Education.