“Privacy settings” on Facebook do not mean that your posts are confidential, especially if you are involved in a lawsuit. If you are serious about your case, don’t be your own enemy by letting social media destroy it.

Thankfully, due to our thorough discussions by our staff at Law offices of James C. DeZao none of our clients have had a case thrown out due to exposure on social media sites. Our advice is to stay off of it completely, never mention the case, the lawyers, or the people involved. But we have heard of many cases thrown out because of spontaneous Facebook posts.

For example, just days after a lawsuit, the plaintiff’s daughter posted, “won the case … the defendant is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.” The court concluded that the defendant was not obligated to pay the fee because the post violated the confidentiality provision in the agreement.