Nellie Mitchell's Invasion Of Privacy

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Nellie Mitchell, age 96, was well-known in her community because she had operated the same newsstand for almost fifty years. In 1990, defendant Globe International, Inc. published a story on the front page of its newspaper Sun with the headline SPECIAL DELIVERY: World's oldest newspaper carrier, 101, quits because she's pregnant! Even though the fabricated story was written about a woman from Australia, Mitchell’s picture, originally from an article published by Globe in 1980, was placed next to it. Mitchell first filed suit against Globe for libel. Then Peoples Bank and Trust Co., conservator of Mitchell’s estate, stepped in and filed an amended complaint against Globe for defamation and false light invasion of privacy. Globe’s defense was
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