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Useful Rulings on Privacy – False Light

Recent Rulings on Privacy – False Light

ROSEMARY WOODS VS RAZ INVESTMENTS,INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ET AL.

These activities are: (1) intrusion into private matters; (2) public disclosure of private facts; (3) publicity placing a person in a false light; and (4) misappropriation of a person's name or likeness.” (Moreno v. Hanford Sentinel, Inc. (2009) 172 Cal.App.4th 1125, 1129.) Plaintiff failed to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action of invasion of privacy against Raz Defendants.

  • Hearing

    Jul 09, 2020

  • Type

    Real Property

  • Sub Type

    Quiet Title

RENATO ROBISON VS MARIANAH CREVIOSERAT

By way of background, on February 28, 2019, Plaintiffs filed a complaint in this action against Defendant Mariana Crevoiserat (“Mariana”), alleging causes of action for libel per se, slander per se, false light, intentional infliction of emotional distress (“IIED”), libel, slander, and invasion of privacy.

  • Hearing

    Jul 08, 2020

AASIR AZZARMI VS WENDY CHAU, ET AL.

Code §17200, (9) false light, (10) constructive fraud, (11) intentional interference with economic advantage, (12) false imprisonment, and (13) assault and battery. On January 2, 2020, the court granted defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings. The court denied plaintiff’s ex parte application to file a FAC and lift stay of discovery. On January 3, 2020, plaintiff filed a motion for stay of proceedings pursuant to CCP §904.1.

  • Hearing

    Jul 07, 2020

CHARLES WILLIAMS VS HAO YU

The First Amended Complaint alleged five causes of action: Defamation False Light Intentional and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Intentional and Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage Unfair Competition The causes of action in the First Amended Complaint were based on internet postings which appeared on Google, Tumbler, YouTube and Twitter.

  • Hearing

    Jul 07, 2020

SUSAN HANNAFORD, ET AL. VS SEVEN SATELLITE PTY LTD, ET AL.

., dba Oath Brands Inc. for (1) fraud; (2) violation of Penal Code section 473; (3) defamation; and (4) false light.

  • Hearing

    Jun 26, 2020

SUSAN HANNAFORD, ET AL. VS SEVEN SATELLITE PTY LTD, ET AL.

., dba Oath Brands Inc. for (1) fraud; (2) violation of Penal Code section 473; (3) defamation; and (4) false light.

  • Hearing

    Jun 26, 2020

SUSAN HANNAFORD, ET AL. VS SEVEN SATELLITE PTY LTD, ET AL.

., dba Oath Brands Inc. for (1) fraud; (2) violation of Penal Code section 473; (3) defamation; and (4) false light.

  • Hearing

    Jun 26, 2020

SUSAN HANNAFORD, ET AL. VS SEVEN SATELLITE PTY LTD, ET AL.

., dba Oath Brands Inc. for (1) fraud; (2) violation of Penal Code section 473; (3) defamation; and (4) false light.

  • Hearing

    Jun 26, 2020

SUSAN HANNAFORD, ET AL. VS SEVEN SATELLITE PTY LTD, ET AL.

., dba Oath Brands Inc. for (1) fraud; (2) violation of Penal Code section 473; (3) defamation; and (4) false light.

  • Hearing

    Jun 26, 2020

MADELEINE KENNEDY VS THE GENFILMS GROUP ET AL

Tenth Cause of Action: False Light Moving Defendants argue that the Complaint fails to state a cause of action for false light because Plaintiff has failed to allege publicizing of any information.

  • Hearing

    Jun 26, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

  • Judge Elaine Lu
  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

MCLARRY VS ALLEN

The complaint for defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and IIED was filed January 11, 2019. The summons and complaint were promptly served. ROA 8, 9. When neither defendant filed a responsive pleading, defaults were entered. ROA 17, 18. Recognizing the procedural hurdles arising from the absence of a Statement of Damages, plaintiffs applied to set aside the defaults. ROA 19. The court granted the request. ROA 20-22. The FAC, alleging the same three counts, was thereafter filed. ROA 25.

  • Hearing

    Jun 22, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Defamation

(NO CASE NAME AVAILABLE)

In this case, the Complaint alleges five causes of action: intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic relations, defamation per se, false light, and unfair business practices. (Compl. at p. 1.)

  • Hearing

    Jun 22, 2020

PEREZ-GONZALEZ VS. SELECT PORTFOLIO

.; (9) defamation; (10) false light; (11) to void or cancel assignment of deed of trust; and (12) cancellation of a voidable contract under Rev. & Tax Code §§ 23304.01, 2305A and violation of Corp. Code § 191(C)(7). (RJN Ex. K.) In this case, Defendants’ nineteenth affirmative defense is that Plaintiff’s claims are barred by the settlement agreement executed in connection with the federal case. Specifically, that “[o]n September 24, 2015, Plaintiff and her daughter, Rachael C.

  • Hearing

    Jun 18, 2020

JIN V. LI

(a)); (2) intrusion upon the plaintiff’s physical solitude or seclusion; (3) publicity which places the plaintiff in a false light in the public eye; and (4) public disclosure of true embarrassing private facts about the plaintiff. (Porten v. University of San Francisco (1976) 64 Cal.App.3d 825, 828.)

  • Hearing

    Jun 11, 2020

EDWARD RUSTAMZADEH, M.D., ET AL. V. JILL CUDIA

Invasion of Privacy Claim (Count Three) Neither Plaintiffs nor Cudia address the third cause of action for false light invasion of privacy. “False light is a species of invasion of privacy, based on publicity that places a plaintiff before the public in a false light that would be highly offensive to a reasonable person, and where the defendant knew or acted in reckless disregard as to the falsity of the publicized matter and the false light in which the plaintiff would be placed.” (Jackson v.

  • Hearing

    Jun 11, 2020

DOV CHARNEY VS STANDARD GENERAL LP ET AL

(collectively “Judgment-Creditors”) alleging defamation, false light, intentional interference with actual economic relations, intentional interference with prospective economic relations, and violations of Business & Professional Code §§ 17200, et seq. The instant case was initially filed in Department 14 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

  • Hearing

    Mar 13, 2020

  • Judge

    James E. Blancarte

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

KATHLEEN RUIZ VS MARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY

light, and (16) violation of Bus. and Prof.

  • Hearing

    Mar 13, 2020

  • Type

    Employment

  • Sub Type

    Other Employment

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

MCWILLIAMS VS THE ROCK CHURCH

Plaintiffs' allegation of false accusations is not a cause of action but if attempting to allege defamation or false light, no specific facts are alleged to support each element of fraud. Further, there are no allegations regarding Divine Kaiser. Leave to amend is denied as plaintiffs have not informed the court how the complaint could be amended to state a cause of action.

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

VICTOR BORACHUK, ET AL. VS MICHAEL BURG, ET AL.

The complaint asserted claims for defamation, false light, intrusion upon seclusion, assault, battery, civil conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and the defendants moved to strike all of the causes of action pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16. ((Id. at pp. 953-954.) The trial court granted the motion as to the civil conspiracy cause of action and denied it as to all other causes of action. ((Id. at p. 954.)

  • Hearing

    Mar 05, 2020

MARO BURUNSUZYAN VS DIMITRI ROGER

The Complaint asserts causes of action for: Invasion of Privacy/Public Disclosure of Private Facts; Appropriation of Personal Information for Use in a False Light; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; and Negligence.

  • Hearing

    Mar 04, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    other

CARI SMELAN VS ZIMNOWODZKI

In it, the Mother alleges causes of action for: (1) defamation – libel per se, and (2) false light based on the statements that the Grandparents made in the Declaration. The Grandparents filed the instant anti-SLAPP motion on December 30, 2019. The Mother opposed, albeit one day late. The Grandparents replied.

  • Hearing

    Feb 27, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Defamation

CARI SMELAN VS ZIMNOWODZKI

In it, the Mother alleges causes of action for: (1) defamation – libel per se, and (2) false light based on the statements that the Grandparents made in the Declaration. The Grandparents filed the instant anti-SLAPP motion on December 30, 2019. The Mother opposed, albeit one day late. The Grandparents replied.

  • Hearing

    Feb 27, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Defamation

SUSAN HANNAFORD, ET AL. VS SEVEN SATELLITE PTY LTD, ET AL.

., dba Oath Brands Inc. for (1) fraud; (2) violation of Penal Code section 473; (3) defamation; and (4) false light.

  • Hearing

    Feb 27, 2020

SANDRA MEZGER ET AL VS RANDY RALPH BICK JR ET AL

Plaintiffs filed a complaint against Defendants alleging causes of action for: (1) nuisance; (2) violation of California Penal Code, Sections 632 and 637.2; (3) invasion of common law right of privacy; (4) invasion of California constitutional right of privacy; (5) invasion of privacy, false light; and (6) nuisance in violation of municipal code. Griffin filed a motion for summary adjudication and requests summary adjudication as to the second, third, and fourth causes of action in Plaintiffs’ compliant.

  • Hearing

    Feb 19, 2020

  • Type

    Other

  • Sub Type

    Intellectual Property

MCLARRY VS ALLEN

The complaint for defamation, false light invasion of privacy, and IIED was filed January 11, 2019. ROA 1. The summons and complaint were promptly served. ROA 8, 9. When neither defendant filed a responsive pleading, defaults were entered. ROA 17, 18. Recognizing the procedural hurdles arising from the absence of a Statement of Damages, plaintiffs applied to set aside the defaults. ROA 19. The court granted the request. ROA 20-22.

  • Hearing

    Feb 13, 2020

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Defamation

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