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Lawsuit Over Eavesdropping on Conversation Heard Through Buttdail Going Through Uncharted Legal Territory

An airport secretary heard and possibly recorded a conversation between airport executives about firing a CEO when one of them butt dialed her on his cellphone

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It's that awkward situation just about anyone with a cell or smart phone has experienced – making or receiving a "butt call" through an inadvertent touch of a screen.

But such an accidental call from the chairman of the board that oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to a secretary at the Hebron airport has resulted in a federal lawsuit, shifting an annoyance for most people into uncharted legal territory for those in this case.