In the War of the Roses, It is Best to Change Your Email Password

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In Gurevich v. Gurevich, 2009 NY Slip Op 29191 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2009), the estranged wife had her ex-husband’s email password since their separation in 2006. The wife accessed the husband’s email account and claimed to find email messages showing a scheme in which her husband, his employer’s accountant and former business partners attempted to shield his income from her. Gurevich, at *1.

The Court framed the issue as whether the estranged spouse had the right to use the email from the husband’s account in trial. The Court found she could.

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