DANIEL B. EISENSTEIN v. WTVF-TV, NEWS CHANNEL 5 NETWORK, LLC ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 31, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Robert L. Delaney, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Daniel B. Eisenstein.

Attorneys 2:

Ronald George Harris and Jon D. Ross, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, WTVF-TV News Channel 5 Network, LLC, Landmark Media Enterprises, Lyn Plantinga, Sandy Boonstra, and Phil Williams.

Judge(s): BENNETT

The plaintiff, a public official, sued the defendants for libel and false light invasion of privacy. The defendants filed a motion for summary judgment based on the truth of the statements. The plaintiff sought to complete discovery before the motion was heard. The trial court granted the defendants’ motion and plaintiff appealed. We affirm the grant of summary judgment as to the libel claims, but reverse the grant of summary judgment as to some of the false light claims.

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