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Unformatted text preview: drug transaction, therefore it is not a characteristic that she holds. The photo was placed in the people section, therefore not much publicity was given. The photo was listed as an apparent drug transaction, so it was not unreasonable or highly objectionable. The plaintiff admits to smoking marijuana and the photo does not depict a belief that she does not hold. Conclusion : No, the defendant was not liable for invasion of privacy and use of likeness for commercial purposes because the plaintiff actually smokes marijuana. It can't be objectionable if the plaintiff actually partakes in the activity. The plaintiffs photo in a newspaper does not imply endorsement of the product or show any connection with the newspaper business. Since there is no liability the plaintiff may not collect compensatory or punitive damages....
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- Spring '11
- Business Law