2005) (granting the defendants' summary judgment motion in response to the plaintiff's action, which combined claims for both false light
and invasion of privacy, because the plaintiff had shown no evidence that rumors about her were spread with knowledge of falsity or reckless disregard as to whether they were false).
For him, the electric light was the false light
, and Christ was the true light, and his most famous aphorism was literally true in one and only one case:
In 1960, William Prosser conceived the modern framework for privacy torts and articulated four categories under which a claim could be brought: intrusion upon seclusion, public disclosure, false light
, and appropriation.
(31) Carpenter alleged in her complaint that "Leykis's comments about her during his July 24, 1998 broadcast were defamatory, caused negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and placed her in a false light
." (320 She also alleged that Leykis and Westwood One spoliated evidence.
But on Monday, in a 126-page decision, a Pennsylvania district court allowed the defamation and false light
claims to go to trial, ruling there s "sufficient evidence in the record to satisfy the clear and convincing evidence standard for actual malice."
The reference to McQuoid-Mason (25) also draws attention to another ground on which the distinction between false light
publicity and appropriation can be viewed as separate ways in which the right to identity can be violated.
Based on those and other statements reproduced in the court opinion, Tuite filed a complaint, which he later amended, alleging defamation per se, false light
invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Second, the court denied the motion to dismiss the claim that the superintendent was liable for slander per se and that he had also engaged in invasion of Christopher's common law right to privacy by disseminating statements that portrayed him in a false light
to his classmates and the community at large.
And innocent actions - such as forgetting his wallet - were twisted by investigators "and it was then presented in what I believe is quite a false light
* The company filed a lawsuit against Gannett Company, the parent company of USA Today and the Arizona Republic, for libel, false light
invasion of privacy, injurious falsehood and tortuous interference with business relations.
The coverage may help protect in such situations as an executive who sends out an errant blog, an individual who attaches an article to a blog that they didn't have a right to use on a copyright basis, or someone who portrays a third-party in a false light
. "Companies are increasingly moving to this coverage, with about one in every four companies now buying technology E&O coverage," he said.
The writer should never knowingly mislead the reader, misrepresent a situation, or place any person in a false light
. No consequential errors should go uncorrected.