I’m So Much Cooler Online: Using Social Media In Bankruptcy

By Katherine Iskin, Staff Attorney to Debra Miller, Trustee for South Bend and Fort Wayne, IN

The use of social media in litigation is a hot topic – lawyers want to know clear lines for appropriate behavior while maximizing a potentially useful tool. This is true particularly in bankruptcy, with limited time for questioning Debtors at 341 Meetings and deadlines for confirmation of cases. Trustee and creditors alike may want to find additional information about a given debtor without necessarily alerting the debtor to the inquiry or having the information groomed by the debtor’s attorney. Given the potential . . .

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