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Judge Rules on GPS Case in NJ

Judge Rules on GPS Case in NJ: Should a wife be able to track her husband’s movements by installing GPS in his car without his knowledge?

The case in question involved a cheating husband, a suspicious wife, and a private investigator.  The husband got caught; the wife filed for divorce and the husband sued both his wife and the detective for invasion of privacy, claiming ”substantial and permanent emotional distress.”

Appellate Judges Joseph Lisa, Jack Sabatino and Carmen Alvarez ruled “There is no direct evidence in this record to establish that during the approximately 40 days the GPS was in the … glove compartment the device captured a movement of plaintiff into a secluded location that was not in public view, and, if so, that such information was passed along by Mrs. Villanova to (Leonard).”

Because the ruling was very specific to this case leaves future GPS cases without precedent.

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