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Can I sue a newspaper for invaison of privacy

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Can I sue a newspaper for invaison of privacy?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 8 years ago.

Dear XXXXXty - Successfully suing a newspaper is usually very difficult unless you can show that they printed false facts. I'm not sure from your question what the exact "invasion" of your privacy was but if they simply reported information that was available then it is unlikely you would have a valid lawsuit. Newspapers are protected by the First Amendment and very rarely lose a suit for anything other than libel.


Without knowing your facts I really cannot comment further. You certainly have a right to sue anyone at anytime but the key is whether you have a reasonable chance of success.


David Kennett - JD - Attorney at Law

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