Civil Court Rules and Jury Charges

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Model Jury charge 3.14 INVASION OF PRIVACY

Model Jury charge 3.14
Invasion of privacy involves not one single tort, but is four distinct kinds of invasion of four different interests of the plaintiff, which are tied together by the common name. Otherwise they have almost nothing in common except that each represents an interference with the right of the plaintiff to be left alone. The four categories of invasion of privacy are: (a) unreasonable intrusion upon the seclusion of another, (b) appropriation of another’s name or likeness, (c) unreasonable publicity given to one's private life and (d) publicity that normally places another in a false light before the public. Brisbee v. John C. Conover Agency, Inc., 186 N.J. Super. 335, 339 (App. Div. 1982); Restatement, Torts 2d, § 562A at 376 (1977).