Earlier in the month I posted about how litigators need to ask their clients upfront about their social networking activities as this comes up increasingly in litigation.
Here is even more evidence of its importance. In a the recent court case where a person whose MySpace profile is, “Trigga FullyLoaded” was traced to a man arrested for 15 armed robberies and the man’s attorneys attempted to argue that there wasn’t conclusive evidence tracing the incriminating evidence posted to his “Trigga FullyLoaded” profile. So far, a Court of Appeals court has found the admission of this evidence a harmless error and let the man’s conviction stand.
Additionally, all litigators need to vet their expert witness social networking activities as well as clients as this activity could be used to impeach a witness.