The increasing reliance on technology and use of social media in today's society creates a new frontier of discovery and evidence in personal injury lawsuits. The ability to post and communicate about one's daily activities provides a platform for defendants to assess the veracity of a plaintiff's claims. The question for a court is ultimately to what extent defendants should be allowed to delve into a plaintiff's social media activity in an effort to obtain relevant evidence.
Despite building a stellar reputation as a favorite fast food option for many, Chipotle restaurants are struggling with a serious health crisis due to an outbreak of E. coli. The recent outbreak has resulted in serious skepticism about the company's practices and, more importantly, closings of Chipotle locations across the nation.
The summer of 2015 marked the lowest three month period of pedestrians injured or killed in traffic accidents in New York City on record. Between July and September of this year, 2186 pedestrians were injured while 21 died as a result of motor vehicle accidents, compared to 2270 injured and 38 killed in 2014, and 2710 injured and 39 killed during the summer of 2013.