Category: Personal Injury

Public Disclosure of Private Facts

Private Facts. We previously discussed claims for invasion of privacy in this post. Now, we will talk in greater detail about one of those claims – – public disclosure of private facts. What are the elements of the claim? Mississippi law gives each person a substantial zone of freedom which, at his election, he may [..]

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Libel and Slander- Two Forms of Defamation

Libel and slander are both names for defamation. Libel is written, and slander is verbal. The two are otherwise identical. The elements of defamation. Whether written or verbal, the following elements constitute defamation: A false statement. An unprivileged publication to a third person. Negligence or greater fault by the publisher (i.e., the person who wrote [..]

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Injured on someone’s property. Can I sue?

You were injured on somebody else’s property. Now, you want to know if you can sue the owner. Some people believe that if they are hurt on someone else’s property, they automatically are entitled to be paid for their injuries. But, there is much more to it. The reason you were on the property is [..]

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Hurt by a drunk driver, who can be held responsible?

An injured person can certainly sue the drunk driver who causes an accident. But, the company or person who provided the alcohol may also have liability. Mississippi heavily regulates the sale of beverages containing alcohol. To sell alcohol, a person or business must hold a license from state. These licenses come with important limitations. For [..]

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Do I have an invasion of privacy claim?

Congress and the Mississippi Legislature have passed many laws to prevent invasion of privacy. These include wrongfully intercepting phone calls, hacking into email, and similar interference with digital information. At the same time, Mississippi has long-recognized common law claims (i.e., court-made law) for invasion of privacy. This body of law precedes the internet, computers and [..]

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