This is a follow-up to a case noted previously on DataBreaches.net. Paul Payne reports:
Jurors on Thursday found a Santa Rosa man was not entitled to monetary damages from a neighbor he claimed used her position as a Sonoma County social worker to pry into his confidential files and embarrass him.
The panel deliberated about a day before announcing its verdict in favor of Lisbeth De Mejia, a Human Services Department eligibility worker who was sued by her neighbor of 20 years, Eugene Alexeev.
Alexeev testified in the weeklong trial that De Mejia shouted out confidential information about his lack of a job and dependence on public assistance in a 2010 argument over backyard watering. He sought damages for breach of privacy and infliction of emotional distress.
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