Betty McCants v AT&T

24/4/2020

Ms. McCants alleges her former life partner paid wireless company employees $300 to access her phone contacts and messages which resulted in his outrage and severely attacked Ms. McCants in her home.

11/4/20 Update Minute entry was made by the Clerk before Honorable Franklin U. Valderrama on plaintiff's Notice of Dismissal and pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(A)(i), this case is dismissed with prejudice, with each party to bear their own attorneys' fees and costs. Defendant's motion to dismiss is terminated and a telephonic hearing set for 11/10/2020 is stricken. Civil case terminated. Mailed notice.

Status Update as of 11/3/20 Plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal.

Status Update as of 5/4/20 Plaintiff filed an amended complaint.

Status Update as of 4/24/20 Plaintiff filed the complaint

Claims in
Betty McCants v AT&T
Negligent Supervision

Negligent supervision is a cause of action in United States tort law which arises where one party ("the entrustor") is held liable for negligence because they negligently provided another party ("the entrustee") with a dangerous instrumentality, and the entrusted party caused injury to a third party with that instrumentality. The cause of action most frequently arises where one person allows another to drive their automobile.

Negligence

Negligence is defined as a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. The behavior usually consists of actions, but can also consist of omissions when there is some duty to act (e.g., a duty to help victims of one's previous conduct). 

Violation of § 2702(a)(1) of the SCA

The Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S. Code § 2702, prohibits “a person or entity providing an electronic communication service to the public” from “knowingly divulg[ing] to any person or entity the contents of a communication while in electronic storage by that service.

Intrusion Upon Seclusion

Intrusion on seclusion is one of the four privacy torts created under U.S. common law. Intrusion on seclusion is commonly thought to be the bread-and-butter claim for an "invasion of privacy."

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

The tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED) occurs when one acts abominably or outrageously with intent to cause another to suffer severe emotional distress, such as issuing the threat of future harm.

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