A stalker shot and killed Amy Boyer as she left work, after Docusearch, Inc. (defendant), an internet-based investigation and information service, gave the stalker her birth date, Social Security number, and home and work addresses. Police investigation revealed that the stalker maintained a website that discussed stalking and killing Boyer and other violence. The stalker ordered information about Boyer on some eight separate occasions over a three-month period and provided his name, address, phone number, and credit-card data. Docusearch nonetheless provided the information requested. In the ensuing lawsuit against Docusearch, the presiding federal court asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court to determine whether a private investigator or information broker who sells personal information about a third person owes a cognizable duty to that person under state law.