Essentials of Torts

Criminal Justice

Quiz 21 :

Invasion of Privacy

Quiz 21 :

Invasion of Privacy

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Public disclosure of private fact requires the communication of a false private fact.
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Give examples of factors that will help persuade a court that the plaintiff was engaging in a private activity at the time of the defendant's conduct.
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The plaintiff was not in a public place at the time; the plaintiff was caught off guard through no fault of his or her own; the defendant took advantage of a vulnerable position that the plaintiff was in; the activity of the plaintiff concerned something that society would consider none of anyone else's business.

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MATCHING -offensive publicity on a nonpublic matter
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MATCHING -offensive prying into something private
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Distinguish between publication in the tort of defamation and publicity in the torts of public disclosure of private fact and false light.
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When is a person placed in a false light?
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Whether an intrusion is considered offensive is determined by a subjective test or standard.
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MATCHING -of legitimate public interest
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Ted is a dentist who lost his license to practice after the dental board ruled that too many credible dental malpractice claims had been filed against him.Twenty years after he loses the license, a local TV station, WDCA, publishes a mostly accurate story that gives the details of his history as a dentist.The one fact that is inaccurate is a statement that Ted cheated on the dental examination he took to become licensed.What invasion of privacy tort has probably been committed ________?
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Public disclosure of private fact can be established even if the only person to whom the defendant communicated the private fact was the plaintiff.
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MATCHING -person of prominence
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MATCHING -knowledge of falsity or reckless disregard of truth or falsity
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Appropriation is the use of the plaintiff's name, likeness, or personality for the benefit of the user.
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Give examples of factors that will help persuade a court that the plaintiff was engaging in a public activity at the time of the defendant's conduct.
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MATCHING -use of someone's likeness for your own benefit
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What are the four invasion of privacy torts?
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When is probing considered intrusion?
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MATCHING -offensive publicity creating an inaccurate impression
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Ted is a dentist who lost his license to practice after the dental board ruled that too many credible dental malpractice claims had been filed against him.Twenty years after he loses the license, a local newspaper, the Sun Times, publishes an accurate story that gives the details of his history as a dentist.What invasion of privacy tort has probably been committed ________?
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