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Invasion of Privacy
Janet C. Graham
The chapter first summarizes the historical background of the laws of privacy, then defines the four contemporary categories of invasion of privacy: intrusion on the plaintiff's physical seclusion or solitude, public disclosure of private facts about the plaintiff, publicity that places the plaintiff in a false light in the public eye, and appropriation of the plaintiff's name or likeness for the defendant's benefit or advantage.
Because the Florida Supreme Court has rejected the false light form of the tort, the chapter only summarizes this concept. It examines the elements of a cause of action for each of the other three forms of the tort, and discusses relevant defenses for such causes of action. The discussion also covers Florida constitutional and statutory protections of the right to privacy, and provides a brief overview of the federal constitutional right to privacy.
Florida Torts provides a comprehensive review and analysis of virtually every theory of liability recognized under Florida tort law. It includes excellent step-by-step guidance through major types of personal injury cases in Florida, and covers each phase of a personal injury case, from initial investigation through discovery, and through post-trial motions, settlement and insurance. Each chapter covers parties involved, where incident occurred, instrumentalities, and types of occurrences. Florida Torts also includes helpful checklists, sample forms and research guides.
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For a discussion of infliction of emotional distress, see Ch. 23, Infliction of Emotional Distress.
For a discussion of defamation, see Ch. 25, Defamation.
For a discussion of damages, see Ch. 110, Damages, Interest, Costs, and Attorney's Fees; Ch. 111, Pain and Suffering; Ch. 112, Economic Loss; Ch. 113, Punitive Damages, Ch. 114, Loss of Consortium; Ch. 115, Death and Survival Actions; Ch. 116, Injunctive Relief; and Ch. 117, Taxation of Tort Damages.
For a discussion of procedure for actions, see Ch. 130, Commencement, Prosecution and Dismissal; and Ch. 131, Discovery.
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