2marriage sours. It is not clear whether Congress and the Tennessee legislature envisionedtheir respective statutes being used in such a manner, but case law indicates such actionsare not uncommon. This case, however, is not a garden variety case of one spouse puttingspyware on the other spouse’s computer to electronically eavesdrop. Plaintiff allegesdefendant engaged in an elaborate, deceptive scheme which involved wiretapping hiscomputer to intercept emails, altering those emails to make it appear he was having anaffair, and altering legal documents in order to provide that if plaintiff did have an affair,defendant would receive more money in a divorce. Because of the elaborate nature of theallegations and because the plaintiff seeks punitive damages, the Court has been requiredto focus a wide lens on the parties’ conduct and consider behavior beyond simplywiretapping. The result is the regrettable and unavoidable airing of dirty laundry.
1. The Parties’ Relationship
Roy Klumb met Crystal Goan in the summer of 2003, between Crystal’s first andsecond years of law school at the University of Memphis, when she was hired for officework at the Greeneville, Tennessee office of Klumb Lumber Company (KLC). KLC is athird generation family business based in Mississippi, founded by Roy’s grandfather, andpresently headed by Roy’s father. Roy Klumb was overseeing the operation of the KLCGreeneville office, spending about half his time in Greeneville, Tennessee and half histime in Mississippi. Roy, who owns stock in KLC and has a significant interest in a
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