Couple Settles Wiretap Act Suit Over Email Snooping

By Diana Novak Jones (August 3, 2017, 4:27 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal jury won't get to debate whether a wife's alleged use of an auto-forwarding rule to snoop in her husband's email constitutes a violation of the Wiretap Act, as the now-divorced couple settled their suit Wednesday.

Barry Epstein and his ex-wife Paula Epstein won't be giving a jury a chance to consider his claim she violated the Wiretap Act, the Stored Communications Act and other statutes when she allegedly set his email accounts to forward all their incoming and outgoing mail to her, Barry Epstein's attorney, Nejla Lane of Lane Keyfli Law Ltd. told Law360. The couple settled their...

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