CBC News reports that a Toronto woman is planning to sue her mobile phone provider–Rogers Wireless— for breach of privacy that resulted with the demise of her marriage. The woman, Gabriella Nagy, is asking for $600,000 in damages, based on charges:
- Invasion of privacy
- Breach of confidence
- Breach of contract
Her issues began three years ago when her then husband signed a cell contract with Rogers to provide service for both internet service and phone service. She also had a cell phone under her own name, also from Rogers, and not part of the package plan the couple ordered.
The company, however, included her personal cell statements with the family home service bills. Invoices that were mailed to her husband. The cell bills showed numerous lengthy calls to a man with whom she was having a long-term extramarital affair. The husband took this information to find out who the woman was calling; upon finding out, the man left his family, including Nagy and their two children.
Once the news of the affair was out, the woman lost her job due to the effects of emotional stress. She was so upset that she wasn’t able to work at all, despite breaking off the affair following her husband’s departure. According to court documents, “Nagy continues to suffer emotional and psychological distress, has been prescribed antidepressants and is under the care of a psychologist and psychiatrist.”
While thus far unproven, the cell provider stated that they cannot be held responsible for the marriage’s deterioration, the affair, or the husband’s decision to leave. Rogers says it cannot be held responsible for the condition of the marriage, the affair or the subsequent breakup.