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Nova Scoita Court of Appeal Orders Metadata Production

Posted by John T. Rafferty, Q.C. on 5 March 2015

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The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has recently ordered an injured party to provide the metadata from the hard drive on his personal computer to the defendant. In Laushway v Messervey, the plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident, which he claimed reduced the time he was able to use a computer for his self-employed business. The defendant brought a motion to have the plaintiff produce the metadata from his hard drive for analysis to determine the plaintiff's usage pattern. The plaintiff, citing concerns, appealed the production order granted by the motions judge.

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When Private Becomes Public

Posted by Stacey England on 2 March 2015

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The recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision, Conrod v Caverley, has offered guidance on when the court will order a plaintiff to release the contents of their private Facebook profile. 

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