Alice Suzanne Hayes was divorcing her husband, Farrell Hayes, in 2005, in Tennessee. She allegedly decided to install a program on his laptop computer from eBlaster called SpectorPro without his consent or knowledge.
The program surreptitiously intercepted the husband’s emails and sent them to Mary Jo Davis, the wife’s sister, who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. The sister gave them to Mrs. Hayes who gave them to her divorce attorney, Marvin Berke. Mr. Burke tried to use the emails in the divorce.
Now Mr. Hayes has filed a lawsuit in Tennessee against Mr. Berke and his law firm. The suit says interception of emails is against state and federal laws. He is asking for $1 million compensatory damages and $1 million punitive damages.