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Discovery Request Seeking 7 Years of Facebook Records Deemed Too Broad

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Discovery Request Seeking 7 Years of Facebook Records Deemed Too Broad

In Maochun Ye v. Cliff Viessman Inc., et al., No. 14 C 1531, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert ruled that the defendants’ discovery request for plaintiff’s Facebook archives for the past seven years was too broad.  The judge conceded  “that defendants are seeking content relating to damage issues that are at times hard to ascertain, such as the grief, sorrow and mental suffering of the decedent’s next of kin following her death.”  However, the judge ultimately determined that defendants have failed to tailor their request “to relevant content only.”

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