Massachusetts: False Light

Note: This page covers information specific to Massachusetts. For general information concerning false light see the general False Light section of this guide. 

Massachusetts courts do not recognize a claim for false light.  See ELM Medical Lab, Inc. v. RKO Gen., Inc., 532 N.E.2d 675, 681 (Mass. 1989); Jones v. Taibbi, 512 N.E.2d 260, 270 (Mass. 1987); Brown v. Hearst Corp., 54 F.3d 21, 27 (1st Cir. 1995).


Last updated on July 30th, 2008

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