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Domestic Relations – DVPO – Harassment – Insufficient Showing – Hiring PI – Late-Night Surveillance

Kennedy v. Morgan (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-07-0588, 12 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) Appealed from Guilford County District Court. (Margaret Sharpe, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Although plaintiff presented evidence that defendant had been abusive during and even after their marriage, defendant’s act of hiring a private investigative service to conduct surveillance in order to determine if plaintiff was co-habiting was not “knowing conduct … directed at a specific person that torments, terrorizes, or terrifies that person and that serves no legitimate purpose.” G.S. § 14-277.3A(b)(2).

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