Facebook Password Exchange Between Parties to Litigation Results in Spoliation Debacle

While the article discusses the relevant facts of the associated case, the site owner’s comments to the article sum up perfectly what attorneys should take away from the article as a whole: “There is no situation where Litigant A should be given the login credentials to Litigant B’s social media account. It’s never a good idea for either side, it’s never necessary, and it can lead to goofy unintended consequences like this. I can’t imagine any circumstance where litigants would turn over the keys to their houses to let their litigation opponent rummage around freely. Handing over social media login credentials is at least as invasive, which makes it a concept that needs to be stomped out ASAP.”