Admissibility of Social Media Evidence

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SMI Aware’s experts are frequently asked about the admissibility of social media evidence in court and, furthermore, whether it is lawful to obtain this type of content. According to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys are expected to utilize … Read More

Arson Cases and Social Media Investigations

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Arson, or the act of intentionally setting a fire, is a criminal offense that can often lead to large fines and significant prison time. The National Fire Protection Association collected statistics from 2010-2014 to gain a better understanding the frequency … Read More

Case Study: 0347 – How Social Media Evidence Avoided a $1M Settlement

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When a regional law firm in the Pacific Northwest was approved to go to trial in a personal injury lawsuit, they knew that social media evidence would play a key role in the case’s outcome. The lawsuit revolved around a traffic accident involving the plaintiff and a commercial vehicle which was insured by the company the law firm was representing. The law firm noticed inconsistencies in the plaintiff’s story and asked SMI to locate any evidence on their social media … Read More

Case Study: 0260

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After exhausting their budget on traditional methods of surveillance, a Florida-based private investigation firm realized that information shared on social media might be the key to unlocking their high-profile case. The investigation was centered around allegations that a famous sports figure had been involved in the trafficking of performance enhancing drugs … Read More