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Palma v. Metro PCS Wireless, Inc.

Palma v. Metro PCS Wireless, Inc.

Case Date: 04/29/2014
Citation: Palma v. Metro PCS Wireless, Inc., 18 F. Supp. 3d 1346 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Middle District of Florida (M.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: Mark A. Pizzo
Rule(s): Rule 26

Defendant requested production of Plaintiffs’ social media posts to discover information about hours worked in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim, and Plaintiffs objected that the production request was overbroad.


The Court denied Defendant’s motion to compel. Defendant’s request was overbroad and not reasonably likely to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence. Defendant sought several years worth of social media posts and messages, and the request had no direct bearing on whether an employee was exempted under the FLSA. Defendant therefore failed to meet the Rule 26(b)(1) threshold requirement.

Relevant Documents:

Motion to Compel (Doc. 204)

Response in Opposition to Motion to Compel (Doc. 220)

Order on Motion to Compel (Doc. 225)

E-Discovery Issues: Admissibility, Motion to Compel, Production Request
E-discovery Tags: Possession or Control, Privacy, Relevancy
E-discovery subjects: Social Media

Published: January 10th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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