Held v. Ferrellgas, Inc., 2011 WL 3896513 (D. Kan. Aug. 31, 2011)

In this case employment discrimination case Defendant (Ferrellgas) filed a motion to compel Plaintiff (Held) to produce data from Plaintiff’s Facebook account.

Plaintiff objected, stating that the information is “irrelevant, confidential and private”.

The court granted Defendant’s motion to compel discovery as

it appears that Defendant is attempting to mitigate Plaintiff’s privacy concerns by allowing Plaintiff to download and produce the information himself, rather than providing login information. Indeed, Defendant itself notes that it is not seeking unfettered or unlimited access to Plaintiff’s Facebook, but rather limited access during the relevant time frame.

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