Nebraska recognizes several types of invasion of privacy claims. You may be entitled to money if your privacy rights are violated. Invasion of privacy claims include:

Placing Someone in a False Light

You may be entitled to money if someone places you in a “false light” that would be “highly offensive to a reasonable person.” The other person must have knowledge of or act in reckless disregard as to the falsity of the publicized matter and the false light in which you were placed.

An example might be if someone implied that you were a prostitute although they never specifically called you one and had no information that you were.

Advertising or Commercial Purposes

You may be entitled to money if you, your name, picture, portrait or personality is used for advertising or commercial purposes without your permission. There are some exceptions including news reports, consent for resale or a photograph of you solely as a member of the public in which you are not named or otherwise identified.

Place of Solitude or Seclusion

You may be entitled to money if someone “trespasses or intrudes” upon you in your place of “solitude or seclusion.” The intrusion must be highly offensive to a “reasonable person.”

Contact Lapin Law Offices if your privacy rights have been violated.