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Sarah Craig, individually and on behalf of her two children, filed a complaint for protection from abuse alleging that Krystal Gayle Caron, the ex-wife of Craig’s boyfriend, came into her home and hit her. The trial court found that Caron had stalked Craig and entered an order of protection from abuse. Caron appealed, arguing that the district court erred in entering the judgment because Craig and her children were not family or household members or dating partners of Caron and because her conduct did not constitute stalking. The Supreme Court agreed with Caron and vacated the judgment, holding that because the parties were not family or household members or dating partners, and because Caron’s conduct did not fall within the definition of stalking pursuant to the protection from abuse statute, the statute did not authorize the entry of a protection from abuse judgment for Craig and her children.