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False Light

Definition

A tort involving a private plaintiff’s right of privacy that is similar to the tort of defamation. It is based on the general right of a private person to be free from negative publicity which puts him in a false light in the public eye. To recover for false light, a plaintiff generally must show a publication by the defendant about the plaintiff, made with actual malice, which places the plaintiff in a false light, and would be highly offensive to reasonable persons.

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