Even when you're a professional claims handler, it's often easy to discount the value of social media research. In a word: Don't. Especially as sites like Facebook constantly update their security settings, important information on plaintiffs, third parties, and even your own client can be left public and exposed. Time and time again we see social media research making an impact in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. In this third part of our five part series on easy ways to lower your litigation costs, we look at three simple tasks commonly delegated to a law firm unnecessarily. Make sure you check back next week for three more tips on how to lower your litigation costs.