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Emotional Distress Caused by Hidden Camera

Michael J. Muratore was a landlord on Long Island.  Mr. Muratore installed hidden cameras inside smoke detectors in the apartment he leased to his tenant.  Mr. Muratore was arrested and charged with two class “E” felonies for criminal video voyeurism in addition to two misdemeanors.  Mr. Muratore was convicted of these crimes.

Civil Suit for Emotional Distress

The plaintiff in the civil suit was a nineteen-year-old student.  She had leased a two-bedroom apartment from Mr. Muratore on July 1st, 2008.  On August 30th, the plaintiff’s boyfriend noticed that the smoke detector was not working.  He opened up the smoke detector and he found a camera located inside.

The plaintiff brought a lawsuit claiming emotional distress against Mr. Muratore.  She sought civil damages for negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Judge Ute Lally, sitting in the Supreme Court in Nassau County, New York, has held that the issue of the emotional distress should be presented to the jury.

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