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Ohio Court Dismisses Joe the Plumber's Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 5, 2010

A federal court in Ohio yesterday dismissed a lawsuit brought forward by Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe the Plumber," that claimed former Buckeye State employees violated his privacy by accessing his personal information in state records, the Associated Press reports. The suit named former Department of Job and Family Services Director Helen Jones-Kelley, alleging she allowed employees to conduct database checks of Wurzelbacher for no legitimate purpose. In dismissing the suit, the U.S. District Court in Columbus said that the privacy claims did not amount to constitutional violations, the report states.
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