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Misappropriation of Name or Likeness

Misappropriation of name or likeness is one of the four general invasion of privacy tort claims (the others being false light invasion of privacy, intrusion upon seclusion and publication of private facts). The interest protected by the misappropriation of name or likeness tort “is the interest of the individual in the exclusive use of his […]

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Can you sue for a HIPAA violation?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) imposed an enormous amount of requirements on healthcare providers and other “covered entities” when managing and handling a patient’s healthcare information. Strict compliance is required with HIPAA’s privacy rule, compliance with which generally requires a HIPAA waiver or authorization from the patient. The consequences for violating HIPAA […]

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Invasion of Privacy Missouri

Missouri law recognizes a few different claims an individual may pursue in civil court for money damages against another for invasion of privacy. Legally, invasion of privacy is the umbrella term for several privacy sub-claims. Three of the sub-claims are intrusion upon seclusion, publication of private facts, and false light. Invasion of Privacy — Intrusion […]

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