Marketing Co.'s Liability Upheld In Ex-Worker's Privacy Suit

Law360, Chicago (October 18, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Illinois' highest court on Thursday upheld a jury finding that marketing firm North American Corp. of Illinois is liable for the invasion of a former employee's privacy by two investigative firms she said deceptively obtained her phone records, but trimmed the worker's $1.75 million punitive damages award.

The state supreme court found that the jury that decided in Kathleen Lawlor's favor could reasonably infer that North American knew her phone records were not publicly available and that by requesting them from one of the investigative firms,...
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