Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Medical Laboratory Management Consultants v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

306 F.3d 806 (2002)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 28,700+ case briefs...

Medical Laboratory Management Consultants v. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

306 F.3d 806 (2002)

Facts

John Deveraj (plaintiff) owned Medical Laboratory Management Consultants (Medical Lab) (plaintiff), an Arizona laboratory that tested Pap smear samples. Deveraj and Medical Lab were featured on an investigative segment produced by several employees of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC) (defendants). ABC producer Robbie Gordon set up a meeting with Deveraj by feigning an interest in opening her own laboratory. Gordon was accompanied to the meeting by cameraman Jeff Cooke, who wore a wig with a hidden camera. This was the first time any of the ABC employees met Deveraj in person. Deveraj only discussed business matters with the ABC employees, never requested that the information be kept private, and provided a tour of the facility that was commonly given to other visitors. During the tour, the only place Deveraj stopped anyone from entering was his personal office. Deveraj sued ABC in federal court for several claims, including intrusion on seclusion. Deveraj argued he had an expectation of privacy in Medical Lab’s offices, in the content of his conversations with the ABC employees, and in his conversations not being secretly recorded. ABC filed a motion for summary judgment. The district court granted the motion, and Deveraj appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hug, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 546,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 546,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 28,700 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 546,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 28,700 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership