false light

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A cause of action arising under the common law where a person is portrayed in a way which, while not technically false, is misleading and likely to cause embarrassment to that person.
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Dickinson’s lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeks unspecified damages on defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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false lightA point of view resulting in a misleading or inaccurate representation of a person, situation, or fact.
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