Acting Justice Jeffrey Arlen Spinner of New York's Suffolk County Supreme Court held that precluding defendant Steelcase Inc. from accessing Kathleen Romano's private postings on Facebook and MySpace "not only would go against the liberal discovery policies of New York favoring pretrial disclosure, but would condone Plaintiff's attempt to hide relevant information behind self-regulated privacy settings." In 2003, Romano fell off an allegedly defective Steelcase desk chair while at work and sued the company and the chair distributor.
Judge Grants Discovery of Postings on Social Media
New York Law Journal
September 24, 2010