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Old September 22nd, 2005 #19
Antiochus Epiphanes
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here's another one that's not well recognized: invasion of privacy

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Finance, Real Estate, and Law 201.
Spring Quarter 2004.
Legal Environment of Business Law

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Act:
Four acts quality:
Use of a person's name, picture or likeness for commercial purposes without permission.
Intrusion upon an individual's affairs or seclusion.
Publication of information that places a person in a false light.
Public disclosure of private facts about an individual that another person would find objectionable.
Tort must involve substantial and unreasonable invasion of privacy.
Tort must involve substantial and unreasonable invasion of privacy.
Causation:
See prior discussion of the elements of causation.
Injury-Damages:
See prior discussion of the rules for injury & damages.
Affirmative Defense:
Truth is not a defense.
All other affirmative defenses to defamation apply to invasion of privacy.
Nuisance which causes harm to the public at large.
This tort can be committed without fault, negligently, or intentionally.
When it is committed intentionally, the plaintiff may be awarded punitive damages.
Causation:
See prior discussion of the elements of causation.
Injury-Damages:
See prior discussion of the rules for injury & damages.
Affirmative Defenses:
Consent
Other defenses to intentional torts may apply.
**To view the California Statutory discussion on "Invasion Of Right To Privacy", Click on the link below. **
Civil Code: 3344