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Is it illegal to talk about litigation

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Is it illegal to talk about litigation
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 2 years ago.
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Can you give more details to put your question in context so that I can see what you mean?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If you are involved in litigation you can't talk about it?
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 2 years ago.
Unless a judge orders you not to discuss certain aspects of the case, such as when you're sitting on a jury and told you can't talk about the case except with other jurors -- in which case you could get held in contempt -- there's nothing illegal in talking about the case.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay to be specific I am involved involved in litigation would it be wrong of me to discuss the case with others?? Also during discovery can they request private messages and social media?
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 2 years ago.
How are you involved in litigation? That is, are you the defendant or the plaintiff? Are you on the jury? Are you a witness? Are you represented by counsel? Who are the "others?" People not involved in the case?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am plaintiff. Others not involved.
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 2 years ago.
you can talk about your case to others. It may be unwise, as you never know what may get back to the other side, but it's not illegal. And, yes, if the information that the other side is asking for in discovery is relevant to the litigation, then the other side will ask for it.
I wish you the best of luck with your case.