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Deflategate (Part Three, concl.): Tom Brady is texting, your grandmother is texting

In my first post in this series, I looked at how and why texts so often become deeply troubling evidence. I the second post, I began looking at recent cases dealing with discoverability of text messages. In this final post, I'll look at cases that shed more light on how courts view and deal with text messages.

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Deflategate (Part Two): My texts runneth over

As I talked about in the prior post, key personnel involved in the Deflategate scandal put essential evidence in their text messages.

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Deflategate (Part One): When thumbs run wild

Although Deflategate was a high-profile investigation that generated lots of news (and legal battles) and wasn't a civil case, it's a good opportunity to remind employees that text messages sent through company-provided devices can be discoverable. 

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