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false light

[¦fȯls ′līt]
(navigation)
A light which is unavoidably exhibited by an aid to navigation and which is not intended to be a part of the proper characteristic of the light, such as reflections from storm panes.
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Campaign-speech cases in particular indicate that much confusion still exists among lower courts about how to treat false statements that do not rise to the level of defamation, fraud, or false light. The next Part argues that such statements deserve protection.
So if Scripture sets up Christ as the true light and Satan (Anti-Christ) as the false light, then it should come as no surprise that McLuhan's interpretations follow these same lines.
He called false media reports about it "a 24-hour noise box committed to presenting the president in a false light."
In its court documents, the credit union contended that publishing the liquidation order "is defamatory, casts KAPFCU in a false light, has caused an erosion of public confidence."
(8) Second, publicly publishing a matter concerning another individual in a false light implicates invasion of privacy tort liability.
Mzamane sued for defamation, false light and infliction of emotional distress.
Lake explores the false light invasion of privacy tort.
any form of invasion, infringement or interference with rights of privacy or publicity, including false light, public disclosure of private facts, intrusion, commercial appropriation of name or likeness, eavesdropping and wireless signal interception;
The dragon child, Draco Malfoy is filled with bad faith and basks in the reflected glow of his Death Eater father Lucius' false light. The power-crazy head of the Ministry of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, lives up to his surname with his hasty accusations and falsified reports.
This reference is also significant, since McQuoid-Mason in the quoted section, (24) distinguishes expressly between false light publication where non-defamatory but untrue information relating to a person is disseminated, and appropriation, where someone's identity is used without consent.
* The False Light Doctrine and invasion of privacy claims.