Cobb Jury OKs Secret GPS Tracking by Private Eyes

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After a Walton County woman discovered that a private investigator hired by her boss's wife had surreptitiously placed a tracking device under her car in order to trail her, her lawyer was certain a jury would view it as an illegal invasion of privacy. Not in Cobb County. After a two-day trial this month that Atlanta attorney Charles Bachman said devolved into a character assassination of plaintiff Melissa Atkins over allegations of an ultimately unproven affair, a Cobb County jury cleared Marietta private eye firm TFP Co. of all liability.

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  • John Ricketson

    If a private citizen had done that, they could be charged with felony stalking. What if a citizen PAID a PI to put one on there and then called his client with a continuous stream of information as to the whereabouts of the tracking device? Just because you pay someone else to do it, that makes it legal? Do it yourself and you are at risk for a felony arrest and conviction? Give me a break.

  • Miss Daisy

    This is a reason that the public detest attorneys in general. An irrelevant, prejudicial character assassination; along with the ridiculous argument of an "emotional affair." What the hell is that?

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