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In its recent decision in Tudor Ins. Co. v. Manchester Educ. Found., Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8458 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 22, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi had occasion to...more
Another Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered an MVA plaintiff to preserve, print, and produce to the defendant her Facebook photographs....more
An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a plaintiff to re-attend an examination for discovery to answer questions about photographs of himself that he posted on his Facebook or MySpace pages. He also ordered the...more
A FSCO arbitrator has ordered a claimant to produce to the insurer all photographs with her image posted to her Facebook profile (including any limited-access or private portion of her profile) for the period May 5, 2008 to...more
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In Maxum Indem. Co. v. Eclipse Mfg. Co., ___ F.Supp.2d ___, (N.D. Ill. June 13, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that...more
Insurers Beware! Ontario’s Court of Appeal will rule on whether there is a common law tort for invasion of privacy in the province. A tort for invasion of privacy would inevitably lead to numerous new liability claims,...more
Three Facebook and MySpace accounts were sought just one month prior to Trial. Motion denied, with leave not being granted to bring this motion after service of the Trial Record. ...more
Plaintiff's Facebook profile, title "The Jill Murphy Fan Club" had 366 "friends". Plaintiff sought damages for fibromyalgia and TMJ disorder and put her pre-accident activities into evidence. Facebook disclosure ordered. ...more
Plaintiff with over 200 "friends" in Facebook, on an account marked "private", was ordered to produce his entire Facebook profile to the defence in his car accident lawsuit. ...more
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
In Telecommunications Network Design and Paradise Distributing, Inc. v. Brethren Mut. Ins. Co., ___ A.2d ___, 2010 WL 3294319 (Pa. Super. Aug. 23, 2010), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania...more
In This Alert:
*Privacy of Medical Records
*Product Liability Lawsuits
Please see full alert below for more information....more
The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, has held that the receipt of unsolicited faxes is not covered as “advertising injury” or “property damage” for insurance purposes. State Farm General Insurance...more
Article by ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer Erik Magraken discussing Court ordered "Independent" Medical Exams in BC Injury Claims and the law regarding multiple exams and the standard of judicial review to overturn a Master's...more
Today, Celebrity and Workplace Invasions of Privacy are occurring on a daily basis. The right of publicity, the right to control the commercial use of their identity, is constantly infringed. Now individual citizens are also...more
Article by BC Personal Injury Claims Lawyer Erik Magraken discussing the implied undertaking of confidentiality when private information is shared with opposing counsel in a BC Personal Injury Lawsuit, specifically an ICBC...more
Article by ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer Erik Magraken discussing video surveillance in BC personal injury claims and disclosure obligations of defendants.
This article is authored by British Columbia personal...more
Article by ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer Erik Magraken discussing the recent scandal involving ICBC's misuse of juror's private records in a recent Victoria, BC personal injury trial. This article suggests a way for other jurors...more
Article by ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer Erik Magraken discussing a recent case from the BC Supreme Court in which Facebook photos where used by the Defendant to contradict the Plaintiff's testimony.
Article by ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer Erik Magraken discussing ICBC right to contact treating physicians when a person advances an injury claim either under Part 7 of the Insurance Vehicle Regulation or in...more
SUMMARY: Article by ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer Erik Magraken discussing the disclosure requirements of the BC Supreme Court, particularly focusing on computer records and data stored on social networking...more
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