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Gill v. Hearst Publishing Co.
California Supreme Court
253 P.2d 441 (1953)
Hearst Publishing Company (Hearst) (defendant) owned a magazine called Harper’s Bazaar. The Gills (plaintiffs) were married and worked at an ice cream stand at the Los Angeles Farmers’ Market. A Hearst employee took a picture of the Gills at the stand in which the Gills are seated in a romantic pose with Mr. Gill’s arm around Mrs. Gill. Hearst published the picture in Harper’s Bazaar. The Gills sued Hearst for invasion of their right to privacy.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Spence, J.)
Dissent (Carter, J.)
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