The mere sight of the client masquerading as if a Hollywood film producer, wielding an expensive digital video recorder or any other audio-visual apparatus could precipitate all sorts of retaliatory conduct from the offending neighbor. Best provide the client with a comprehensive list of do’s & don’ts before advising the monitoring of the neighbor.
When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to violating privacy rights.
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