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Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Gordon v. T.G.R. Logistics, Inc.
Citation:2017 WL 1947537 (D. Wyo. 2017)
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Plaintiff got into a car accident allegedly caused by the driver of a tractor-trailer that was owned by Defendant. Plaintiff sued Defendant for her physical and emotional injuries, including posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. During discovery, Defendant requested that Plaintiff produce her entire Facebook account history. Plaintiff had produced, in response to other interrogatories, any Facebook account history that referenced the accident or her resulting injuries. Plaintiff also produced any results in her account history from several requested keyword searches, including accident, attorney, TGR, posttraumatic stress disorder, and PTSD. Plaintiff objected to Defendant’s request to produce her entire Facebook account history. Defendant filed a motion to compel, seeking a court order requiring Plaintiff to produce an electronic copy of her entire Facebook account history for the two Facebook accounts she has identified. Defendant asserted that Plaintiff‘s Facebook account history is relevant and necessary to its defense of the damages claimed by Plaintiff.
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