From "How Text Messaging and Facebook Can Get You in Legal Trouble"

by Christian Stegmaier
We’ve previously issued client advisories regarding the danger of employee YouTube posts to brand imaging. Attached is a link regarding a corollary concern for retailer and hospitality-related entities: The Dangers of Text Messaging and Facebook Communications.
From, a website for IT executives:
As detailed within the recently-amended Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the parameters of discovery have opened up tremendously to include electronic data sources. Messages generated using corporate hard and software – including text messaging, emails, etc. – are such sources. We’ll write soon regarding how to manage such discovery requests, as well as doing what you can to control unfavorable data from being generated in the first place via best practices concerning corporate communications platforms.
About Christian Stegmaier
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Christian Stegmaier is a shareholder and chair of the Retail & Hospitality Practice Group at Collins & Lacy in Columbia. He is also active in the firm’s professional liability and appellate practices. Stegmaier welcomes your questions at (803) 255-0454 or