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Prof. Baicker-McKee comments on civil discovery rules and social media

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured an article about a guns-drawn FBI raid on the wrong house that has spurred a lawsuit in which the bureau's legal laser sites are now focused on the occupants' Facebook and Twitter accounts. Professor Steven Baicker-McKee, who specializes in civil procedure, commented on civil law discovery rules and how they apply to social networking posts.

When plaintiffs are claiming psychological trauma, it's "fair game certainly to explore whether there are other causes of your emotional distress using your online comments," said Baicker-McKee.

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