- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) - A federal appeals court is set to hear the case of Kenton County Airport Board Chairman Jim Huff and his wife over a private conversation overheard by an airport secretary whom Huff called accidentally.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 7.

Huff accidentally dialed secretary Carol Spaw on Oct. 24, 2012, while on a business trip. Spaw overheard Huff discussing ways to demote the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s chief executive officer or get her to resign.

Spaw took notes on the conversation and recorded a portion of it.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning dismissed a suit brought by Huff and his wife accusing Spaw of wiretapping. Bunning ruled the call was accidental, and Spaw had no obligation to hang up.

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