DANIEL B. EISENSTEIN v. WTVF-TV, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 4, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

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

Attorneys 2:

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

Judge(s): BENNETT

On remand from a prior appeal, the parties engaged in discovery and the defendants then moved for summary judgment on the two remaining issues – claims of false light invasion of privacy against a television station and its employees. The trial court granted the motion, finding that the standard of actual malice was not met and awarding discretionary costs against the plaintiff. The plaintiff appealed. We affirm.