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Damages in hidden videotaping case upheld

DES MOINES (AP) -- The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision awarding $22,500 to a woman who claimed her husband hid cameras in their bedroom and videotaped her activities.

In the Dubuque County case, Cathy Tigges claimed during a divorce that the videotaping by Jeffrey Tigges was an invasion of privacy.

A district court found in favor of Cathy Tigges, and awarded the damages.

The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the decision, rejecting Jeffrey Tigges' argument that his wife had no reasonable expectation of privacy in their home.

In Friday's ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Cathy Tigges had a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in her bedroom and that her husband's covert videotaping violated her privacy.

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