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Minnesota Lawyer’s “Exemplary Evidence” Articles:

Minnesota Lawyer Author Achives for John J. Carney

Minnesota Lawyer Author Achives for John J. Carney and Kevin V. Bluml

Carney Forensics began authoring articles on digital forensics topics for Minnesota Lawyer in November of 2019. Our column is called “Exemplary Evidence,” and during 2020 we discussed digital forensics for iPhones and other smartphones, fitness trackers, and smart speakers for lawyers.  In 2021 with Kevin Bluml’s arrival at Carney Forensics we are writing about more computer forensics topics including October’s article on new advances in intellectual property theft investigations.

Civil Law Case Study from Georgia Federal District Court

Rogue Cops Raid Atlanta Gay Bar and Attempt Cover Up of Abuses

Calhoun v. Pennington, Court File No. 1:09-CV-03286 (N.D. Ga. Dec. 8, 2010)

The Calhoun case demonstrates how digital forensic expertise can be used to uncover important text message evidence with the potential to drastically change the result of a lawsuit.  In Calhoun, the result included a monetary settlement for the Plaintiffs, as well as policy changes that arguably restored some of the public trust in the Atlanta Police Department.

Criminal Law Case Study from Minnesota State District Court

Data Mining Minnesota Murder Victim’s Cell Phone Reveals Smoking Gun Evidence

State v. Ferguson, 804 N.W.2d 586 (Minn. 2011)

The Ferguson defense overcame the evidentiary threshold established in Atkinson by data mining and producing cell phone evidence that directly tied another to the crime scene and the crime itself.  The digital evidence recovered by Carney Forensics culminated in a Supreme Court reversal and remand for a new murder trial for Calvin Ferguson.

Mobile Device Forensics Articles:

John Carney’s Review of Magnet Forensics Internet Evidence Finder Mobile

Small Scale Digital Device Forensics: Evidence from Mobile Phones and GPS Units May Surprise You!

Law Review Articles on Digital Forensics and Electronic Discovery:

IT Technologies and How to Preserve ESI Cost Effectively

Using Technology to Facilitate Production of E-discovery

The Limitations and Admissibility of Using Historical Cellular Site Data to Track the Location of a Cellular Phone

Cellular Service Provider Retention Schedules

Minnesota Statutes and Rules for Digital Evidence:

Computer Theft

Unauthorized Computer Access

Voice-Activated or Other Hands-Free Mode

Internet Privacy

Cellular Telephone Counterfeiting

Disclosure of Expert Testimony