Frisco, CO asked in Libel & Slander for Colorado

Q: Is reading my wife's email illegal?

A family member has been writing emails to my wife about someone else. Is it admissible in court for a libel claim?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Tristan Kenyon Schultz

Answered
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Reading is arguably not illegal, provided you are not hacking to gain access. For admissibility of the email/texts it depends. The best approach is to have an attorney request the texts/emails. Be aware that libel/slander requires conduct that shocks the conscience and/or harmed your reputation (these are very high standards).

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