B.C. man secretly taped in own home, then sued over comments
- December 2, 2008 10:53 AM
- By Enza Uda
Private detective hired by plaintiff poses as would-be-neighbour
A retired justice of the peace from Vernon, B.C., was secretly recorded by a private detective during a casual conversation in his own home and his words were then successfully used against him in a B.C. court.
"We were tape-recorded in our own home expressing our own opinions," said Jack Aasen.
"[After that] we started whispering in our own home because we didn't know if the house was bugged," added his wife, Judy. "We would go out on the back deck to talk rather than stay in the house."
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