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First Circuit Court of Appeal Rules Social Media as Discoverable

On Friday, February 15, 2019, the First Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a ruling denying the production of social media as part of discovery in response to a Writ from Lafayette Allen & Gooch Partner Keith Landry. At the time of the initial Workers’ Compensation Judge’s ruling, there was no precedent within Louisiana state courts pertaining to the discovery of social media. With the reversal of the decision, the court also instructed the Workers’ Compensation Judge to conduct an in camera inspection applying the limitations of Farley v. Callais & Sons LLC, No. 14-2550, 2015 WL 4730729 (E.D. La. Aug. 10, 2015). Information posted on social media since the date of the incident showing inconsistencies with the alleged injuries is now discoverable.

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