What is the law regarding the recording of conversation without consent?

My husband was crossing the road in a loader the bucket was full of concrete pieces He always looks in his mirror to make sure nothing fell out when he gets to the other side. But on his way back across the road he noticed a small piece of concrete on the meridian of the road and scoped it up and took it back across to the other side. About a 6 inch piece he said it was. Well the next day, a women said she saw his loader drop it and she ran over it with her car. Now she says that she can’t use her car. She was recording the conversation at his work place in the office. Without them knowing it or asking if she could do so. Is that legal to use in court against you?

Asked on July 29, 2015 under Personal Injury, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

In some states recording a conversation is legal if at least one party to the conversation consents to it. In other states, all parties to the conversation must consent to its recording. In WI, unfortunately for your husband, as long as one party agress to recording a conversation then it is legal to do so.


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