Social Media Evidence

Al Frederick speaks to Frederick County Bar Association

October 5, 2017

On October 2, 2017, Al Frederick was the luncheon speaker at the Frederick County Bar Association, where he spoke about Social Media and advertising. Attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf regularly participate in speaking engagements and are frequently requested by individuals and groups, including insurers and professional and trade associations, for speaking engagements on a wide…

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Social Media Evidence Requires Higher Authentication Standard in Maryland

February 28, 2017

Practitioners face a higher than usual standard when authenticating social media evidence and posts in Maryland courts. In Griffin v. State, the Court of Appeals emphasized the necessity of distinctive characteristics in order to overcome the possibility of manipulation and hacking. More recently, in Sublet v. State, the Court adopted the “reasonable juror” standard. Sublet…

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