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6th Circuit Finds No Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy In ‘Pocket-Dial’ Call

Mealey's (July 22, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — Because a man placed a “pocket-dial” cell phone call, albeit inadvertently, which was overhead, reported and recorded by another party, a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 21 found that he had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the call’s contents, mostly upholding a lower court’s ruling (Bertha Mae Huff, et al. v. Carol Spaw, No. 14-5123, 6th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 12538).

(Opinion available. Document #97-150723-054Z.)

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