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No invasion of privacy: woman cannot sue daughter's friend who videoed her with cell phone

Linda Sue Kasper came home to find that her daughter was partying with a group of under-aged drinkers in her home.  Unfortunately, one of the kids was in a wreck on the way home, and in the subsequent lawsuit, a video of Kasper was offered as evidence.  It apparently showed her in a distinctly unfavorable light, because she sued the young man who used his phone to record her statements.  She then sued the boy alleging that he had invaded her privacy and "intruded upon her seclusion." The Court dismissed her action, pointing out that the boy was a party to the discussion that was recorded, that he did not act surreptitiously, and that Kasper had no legitimate expectation of privacy under the circumstances.

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