Four Categories Of Intentional Tort

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Intentional Tort
Torts actionable upon evidence of an intent to cause harm to another, such as assault, trespass, false imprisonment, private nuisance, defamation or invasion of privacy. the intrusion into the personal life of another, without just cause, which can give the person whose privacy has been invaded a right to bring a lawsuit for damages against the person or entity that intruded.
Four Categories of Intentional Tort
Invasion of Privacy - Intrusion of Solitude
Intrusion of solitude, seclusion or into private affairs is a subset of invasion of privacy earmarked by some spying on or intruding upon another person where that person has the expectation of privacy. The place that the person will have an expectation of privacy is usually
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However, law enforcement, may at times circumvent this law by obtaining permission from the courts first. In rare cases, law enforcement may even obtain permission after-the-fact for the wiretaps.
Opening someone's mail is also considered to be intrusion of solitude, seclusion or private affairs. The information gathered by this form of intrusion need not be published in order for an invasion of privacy claim to succeed. Trespass is closely related to the intrusion tort and may be claimed simultaneously.
Invasion of Privacy - Appropriation of Name, Likeness or Identity
The appropriation of a private person's name, likeness or identity by a person or company for commercial gain in prohibited under the invasion of privacy laws. This law pertains to a private figure and not a public figure or celebrity, who have fewer and different privacy rights.
This law was born from a couple of court decisions in the early 1900's where a private person's photograph was being used without consent for advertising purposes and without the person receiving any money for using their pictures in print. The courts recognized the common law right to privacy including a person's identity had been violated by the unauthorized commercial use. In later cases, a person's voice was also
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This tort shares many similarities with libel and many courts have trouble separating the two. As in libel, the best defense in a false light invasion of privacy case is telling the truth. If the defendant made a highly offensive public statement about the plaintiff that happened to be true, the there is no false light claim.
Some high-interest supermarket tabloids have been successfully sued for false light invasion of privacy claims. Printing a private person's name or likeness in a way that is highly offensive and untrue has opened up some of these papers to large damage awards.
Invasion of Privacy - Public Disclosure of Embarrassing Private Facts
Public disclosure of embarrassing private facts is an invasion of privacy tort when the disclosure is so outrageous that it is of no public concern and it outrages the public sense of decency. In this invasion of privacy tort, the information may be truthful and yet still be considered an invasion if it is not newsworthy, the event took place in private and there was no consent to reveal the information. Divorce situations and relationship breakups may involve this kind of invasion of privacy

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