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New York Supreme Court Denies Motion for Protective Order Regarding Instagram Account

In Smith v. Brown, the Supreme Court of Bronx County, New York examined a motion for protective order regarding requests for admissions pertaining to the plaintiff’s Instagram account. The underlying case concerned a motor vehicle accident that purportedly resulted in serious injuries. The defendant served the plaintiff with requests for admission as to whether a certain Instagram account belonged to the plaintiff, whether the plaintiff had recently changed the account to “private,” and whether certain photographs and videos on the account belonged to the plaintiff and were taken after the subject accident. While most of the photographs on the account
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New Jersey Supreme Court Prohibits Introduction of Expert Opinions That Contradict Facts

​In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court has reaffirmed its prohibition on “net” expert opinions that are contradicted by the facts. Townsend v. Pierre concerns a fatal automobile collision. The defendants included the owner of property at the intersection where the accident occurred, as well as the property lessee. The plaintiff contended that overgrown shrubbery blocked the view of oncoming traffic at the intersection. At her deposition, the defendant driver acknowledged that while her view of the intersection was initially blocked by the shrubbery, she edged forward until she had a clear view while turning. A passenger in
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