NY Lawyers Allowed to Friend Adversaries on Facebook


Blog posts, Facebook , Twitter and You tube videos all have the potential to be useful in a contested divorce action.

Imagine the effect of a posting made by husband showing him polishing his brand new luxury car while claiming to be unable to pay child support. What conclusions could be drawn when the loyal wife is “tagged” in a photograph in a romantic embrace with another man?

New ethical opinions by the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association permit lawyers to scour the public pages Facebook, Twitter and other social networks for incriminating evidence to be used against an opposing party in a lawsuit.

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