W.D.Tex.Bankr.: 4A does not extend to civil discovery requests

Posts to a “secret” Facebook group weren’t protected by any reasonable privacy interest in civil litigation. Social media isn’t protected by any privacy interest. “Defendant does not cite, and the Court could not find, any case that extends the Fourth Amendment to limit discovery among private parties in civil cases on the basis of a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy.’” Mazzara v. Provencher (In re Provencher), 2021 Bankr. LEXIS 934 (W.D. Tex. Bankr. Apr. 7, 2021).

Plaintiff’s § 1983 claim that he was unnecessarily punched during execution of a search warrant and then fell out of second story window overcame the officer’s claim of qualified immunity. Peroza-Benitez v. Smith, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 10126 (3d Cir. Apr. 8, 2021).*

Defendant’s encounter with police on Amtrak was consensual. United States v. Thompson, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68526 (W.D. Mo. Mar. 9, 2021).*

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