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Privacy lawsuit moves forward against delegate

(AP) A civil lawsuit accusing a state lawmaker of privacy violations is moving toward trial.

A federal judge on Nov. 12 denied a request by Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond, to toss out most of the allegations made against her, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Adams has denied any allegations of wrongdoing.

A former aide filed a lawsuit against Adams in July saying the delegate hacked into a private email account without permission.

Maureen Hains said she worked for Adams both as a political aide and as an unpaid helper with Adams’ job as a nurse practitioner. Hains said Adams hacked into her private email account to delete possible evidence of health care privacy law violations.

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