Keystroke Transcription Litigation


When a person is injured through negligence or wrong doings of another party, a keystroke lawsuit is filed against that person for damages. The injured party usually files the suit in a local state court. However, there is an exception to this general rule. In the case of dictation and keystroke recording by an individual, the person is protected from being sued personally. This is referred to as a dictation privilege.

keystroke Transcription Lawsuit

It is very important to note that if one is recording keystrokes, one could be held liable for creating legal issues during a deposition. As a general rule, courts do not allow juries to determine the validity of the testimony. If a plaintiff files a keystroke lawsuit, it should be noted that they are very rarely awarded the damages for themselves, unless there is proof of malicious intent. Even if the plaintiff wins the lawsuit, they may not be able to collect damages if they prove that the defendant knew about the keystroke recording and did nothing to prevent the recording.

The majority of keystroke record providers will attempt to use a general excuse like “it depends on what you think,” to avoid liability.

If the plaintiff can show that the keystroke provider admitted that dictation and keystroke logging were against policy and company policy, they could possibly sue the provider for violating their customer’s rights. Many times keystroke record providers will offer a disclaimer stating that they will hold the records confidential. This is almost never the case.

If a keystroke lawsuit is filed in a state such as California, and the keystroke recorder is located in Texas, both parties are obligated to discovery each other and report back to a trial date.

Once the trial date is reached, both sides will have an opportunity to submit discovery reports and any discovery provided by the other party. Once these documents are received by the plaintiff, they should review them closely to determine what should be reported and which documents should be excluded. If the plaintiff can prove that there is a dispute over the terms of use or if the keystroke recorder purposefully and negligently recorded their conversation, this evidence may be admissible in court.

There are times when keystroke lawsuit attorneys receive discovery that is from a third party company.

The company may feel compelled to produce documents without first obtaining a lawsuit certification, especially if it is a large insurance firm. In these cases, the plaintiff must file a motion to quash or dismiss the case. This is necessary because the company is not required to disclose whether or not the keystroke records were properly logged into the system in the first place.

There are many ways that a keystroke lawsuit can be won. If a plaintiff is able to prove negligence on the part of a keystroke recorder service, a judge could rule that the company is legally required to pay damages. Or, if there is clear evidence that the keystroke transcript was tampered with, the plaintiff could have their damages compensated by the recording company. In addition, if a keystroke transcript is produced but proves that the statements in the transcripts do not accurately represent the conversations that took place, the plaintiff could be awarded money for past and future medical care, lost income, and emotional distress.

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