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Twitter, Evidence, Privacy and Social Media

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint A recent case, albeit one dealing with a governmental subpoena, shows that the SCA may not be the panacea that social networking sites think it is. In People v. Harris, Twitter sought to quash

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Posted in Criminal Law

Social Media Evidence – Authentication

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Despite the relative freedom law enforcement officials have to gather evidence, prosecutors and defense counsel alike are limited as to what information they can introduce into evidence at trial. Perhaps the biggest hurdle attorneys

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Posted in Trial

Is a Plaintiff’s Motive to File a Lawsuit Discoverable? Standard & Poor’s and the DOJ

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Every day, countless civil lawsuits are filed in this country. Every day, countless plaintiffs seek relief from our nation’s court systems, whether it be to recover for economic losses, to prevent future illegal conduct

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Posted in Litigation

The Internet as Evidence: Authentication & Admissibility of an Active Webpage

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel You want to introduce an active webpage into evidence.  Now what? Courts generally agree that the contents of a website are admissible evidence, so long as those contents are properly authenticated and are not

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Posted in Trial

Text Messages as Trial Evidence – Authentication

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Next week, oral argument will be heard in Commonwealth v. Koch, a case in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is confronted with a question that is increasingly important: When to admit a text message

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Posted in Evidence

The Supreme Court’s Confrontation with Forensic Evidence: Williams v. Illinois

by:  Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner On June 18, 2012, the Supreme Court came down with a fractured 5-4 decision disrupting long-standing 6th Amendment Confrontation Clause precedent as it applies to forensic evidence.  Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505 (June 18,

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Posted in Trial

Uses of Social Media for Corporate Counsel – Investigating & Defending Claims

by: Hayes Hunt and Jonathan A. Cavalier By now, most litigators have bumped up against at least one or two social media issues in their practices. Social media has become a hot-button discovery issue and a potential source of valuable

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Posted in Social Media & Law
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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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