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Social media postings creating a litigation 'gold mine'

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Kim Arnott

It wasn’t many generations ago when a handful of photos may have documented someone’s entire life. Now a handful might only cover an hour at a New Year’s Eve party.

And odds are, they’ve all been posted to Facebook.

The sheer volume of information available on social media sites has made it “a gold mine” for litigation, said Steve Benmor, a Toronto divorce lawyer and former chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Family Law section.

“I have clients every day of the week who are sending...