Recording Of Merrill Worker Threats Justified, 7th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A former Merrill Lynch employee's allegedly threatening call to a co-worker provides an exemption to an Illinois ban on eavesdropping, the Seventh Circuit said Tuesday, affirming a lower court's dismissal of a suit claiming that the call was unlawfully recorded.

The appeals court affirmed an Illinois federal court's judgment of summary judgment against Mary Carroll, who sued Merrill Lynch after her termination following an incident in which she allegedly threatened a co-worker via telephone, ruling that Carroll could not come up with evidence demonstrating that the...
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