What does the False Light tag mean?

This tag describes situations in which the sending/suing party has accused the receiving/defending party of casting him or her in a “false light” by engaging in speech that gives a factually correct but misleading negative impression of him or her. These types of claims are sometimes labeled "invasion of privacy" claims by a suing/sending party. Note that there are other species of "invasion of privacy" torts as well -- "intrusion" and "publication of private facts" -- so try to determine which type is implicated in a particular situation.

Last updated on November 6th, 2007

   
 
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