Washington courts have not explicitly recognized the tort of "false light." However, unlike several other states, Washington has not explicitly rejected the tort of false light either. In one case, the Washington Supreme Court appeared skeptical about whether allowing false light claims would be a good idea due to its similarity to defamation. See Eastwood v. Cascade Broad. Co., 722 P.2d 1295, 1298-99 (Wash. 1986).
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Washington: False Light
Note: This page covers information specific to Washington. For general information concerning false light see the general False Light section of this guide.
Last updated on July 30th, 2008
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