Oral Disclosures Violate Privacy, Calif. Appeals Court Says

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court said Monday an individual’s right to privacy can be violated by oral communications, not just written ones, and overturned the dismissal of a Yum! Brands Inc. employee’s lawsuit alleging her supervisor told her co-workers she suffered from bipolar disorder.

Appellant Melissa Ignat had asked the appeals court to review the lower court’s grant of summary judgment on the grounds that the right of privacy can be violated only in writing, not by word of mouth. Because Ignat had not produced any document...
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