Work Products

The work product doctrine applies to documents the Massachusetts attorney general demanded from Facebook relating to an investigation into whether the social media company “misrepresented the extent to which it protected or misused user data,” the state’s highest court ruled. However, the AG has shown a “substantial need” for the documents that constitute fact work product.

Read more

Public Forums

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin is not entitled to qualified immunity in a viewpoint discrimination suit brought by a man who was blocked from Griffin’s Facebook page, a federal court in New Mexico ruled, finding that a public official violates the First Amendment by “establishing a Facebook page as a public forum and then blocking people from that page because their views differed from the public official’s views.”

Read more