A Florida appellate panel has affirmed the dismissal of a false-light invasion of privacy suit brought by a developer against a homeowners' association member. The judges ruled that the association member's criticisms of the homeowner's board, of which the developer is a member, could not be construed as a direct attack on the developer. Early next year, the Florida Supreme Court will be considering the concept of false light as an actionable claim, and media attorneys are paying attention.
Fla. Court Affirms Dismissal of False-Light Suit
Daily Business Review
November 5, 2007