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Root v. Balfour Beatty Constr. LLC

Root v. Balfour Beatty Constr. LLC

Case Date: 02/05/2014
Citation: Root v. Balfour Beatty Constr. LLC, 132 So. 3d 867 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)
Court Type: District Court of Appeal
Court: Fla. 2d DCA
Judge: Judge: Morris Silberman
Rule(s): Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.280

Plaintiff sought certiorari review of a discovery order requiring her to produce copies of Facebook posts, alleging that the discovery order departed from the essential requirements of law by requiring discovery that was overbroad and irrelevant.


The Court granted Plaintiff’s certiorari petition, and quashed the order in part. The discovery at issue in the instant case was not related to Plaintiff’s negligence claim, nor to Defendants’ affirmative defenses. The discovery order instead related to Plaintiff’s personal relationships with her family, her mental health, and her previous lawsuits. The discovery order was therefore overbroad and sought irrelevant information not calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence.

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E-Discovery Issues: Discovery Order, Motion to Compel
E-discovery Tags: Possession or Control, Preservation and Collection, Privacy, Relevancy
E-discovery subjects: Social Media

Published: January 4th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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