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November 2018's Converge Newsletter
Effectively Using Social Media At Trial
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November 20 2018 via ConvergeBlog
The process of effectively using social media, both during the discovery phase of litigation and at trial, begins with obtaining information via requests for production, interrogatories, requests for admissions, depositions, etc. If used effectively, social media discovery can become an effective defense strategy that will withstand objections and scrutiny at trial.

Social media evidence is important information to explore, especially considering most people (Plaintiffs) tend to have no filter when it comes to posting information about: relationships with their family, romantic interests, employers, prior medical history, who has done them wrong, friends, lawyers, meals, and the list goes on. People also like to share their personal opinions on just about anything – Nike, Chic-Fil-A, NFL protests, etc.

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Care, Custody, or Control of a Guest

November 17, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

Millers Capital has denied its duty to defend the Defendants in the underlying cases based solely on the Abuse or Molestation Endorsement in its insurance policy. This denial of coverage is without merit as it is evident that none of the Defendant Insureds or their employees had the abuse victims under their care, custody, or control.
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Lasting Effects of the #MeToo Movement

November 13, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

...states like New York and California are implementing changes in the law that are now imposing, or will soon impose, new requirements on employers, in hopes of giving #MeToo a significant, lasting effect.
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Motel 6 to Pay $7.6M for Providing Guest Information to ICE
November 8, 2018 via Hotel Management

Reputation and trust are worth their weight in gold, and Motel 6 is taking its first steps toward reclaiming traveler confidence after mishandling guests’ information. Following a class-action lawsuit, Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say employees shared their private information with immigration agents in 2017, and further legal action is on the horizon.
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