Keeping Private Public Records Private: Slater v. Arizona Board of Regents

When college or university faculty members are accused of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, the institution is tasked with assessing and investigating the allegations and responding appropriately. The goals may seem straightforward: address the situation, help remedy the effects, and … Continue reading

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Jury Instructions for Arizona’s False Light Invasion of Privacy Claims

In 1989, the Arizona Supreme Court expressly held that Arizona recognizes the version of the false light invasion of privacy tort described in the Restatement (Second) of Torts § 652E (1977). See Godbehere v. Phoenix Newspapers, 162 Ariz. 335, 783 … Continue reading

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Arizona’s False Light Invasion of Privacy Tort

  Introduction False light is an invasion of privacy cause of action that alleges a defendant publicly attributed to a plaintiff views or attributes that the plaintiff does not have in a highly offensive and false manner.[1] Elements In Arizona, a defendant is liable … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Brokers’ Choice of Am., Inc. v. NBC Universal, Inc. (10th Cir. Colo. July 9, 2014).

  Case Citation Brokers’ Choice of Am., Inc. v. NBC Universal, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12922, 2014 WL 3307834 (10th Cir. Colo. July 9, 2014). Facts Plaintiffs sued after Defendants aired a television segment featuring clips of Plaintiffs’ two-day … Continue reading

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Soldiers Falsely Portrayed – Why Colorado Should Recognize the False Light Tort

  Colorado Put The Kibosh on the False Light Tort Unlike Arizona, Colorado does not recognize the false light invasion of privacy tort. See Denver Publ. Co. v. Bueno, 54 P.3d 893, 31 Media L. Rep. 1137 (Colo. 2002). HopkinsWay … Continue reading

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