Privacy Laws Protect our Constitutional Right to Privacy
Intrusion of Solitude is Unlawful
If the plaintiff satisfies the four elements that constitute an unlawful intrusion of solitude, the damages recovered are determined by the extent of suffering or anguish experienced by the plaintiff. No news industry professional or staff is held immune from a crime committed during an investigation under the 1st Amendment defense.
What of False Light?
False light cases exist to protect the plaintiff's mental and emotional well-being in the case of duress do to false publication or testimonies that misrepresent character. The new technologies like social media and handheld devices with apps for media events and tweets have opened-up a new genre' of cases to be settled in the future.
Appropriation of Name without Consent
The judicial recourse in the provisions of making an unscrupulous photographer or "tabloid" journalist pay for doing deep emotional harm is priceless. Especially when the plaintiff is an innocent minor. This ruling has two different approaches, the right to privacy and the right to own your own consent to publicity.
Privacy Laws: History and Limitations
The origination of “right to privacy” began in the late 1890’s. An article in the Harvard Law Review was published by future Supreme Court Justice, Louise D. Brandis, and attorney “Bull” Warren. Unfortunately, persons who have been splayed in the public eye, according to the law, lost their right to privacy to a certain extent.
August 18th, 2014
If you have ever been in a car accident, you may have suffered serious or even life-threatening injuries. These injuries are usually the result of impact from either forcefully bumping into the windshield or other part of the car when [...]
August 14th, 2014
When you are involved in a personal injury case, you might want to share your thoughts with the world. When it comes to social media, however, follow these 6 useful tips to prevent your communications from endangering your chances of [...]
August 13th, 2014
If you were recently hurt on the job, you may be entitled to just compensation. The problem with the current workplace environment is that it is quite common for either employers or insurance companies to deny workers due benefits. This [...]