Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer Investigating Invasion of Privacy Cases for victims and plaintiffs nationwide
As technology has become more widely available and the ease of transmitting data has developed, we are seeing our privacy diminish. An invasion of privacy can be devastating, however. Recently there have been a number of concerning reports of private companies disclosing private data or utilizing private data for unauthorized uses.
Large scale personal data compilations and sale of such information may cross over into invasive practices under the law.
Invasion of privacy can also involve the publication of personal and sensitive photographs and information. Claims for invasion of privacy are more serious in the internet age as the publication of harmful material can reach millions of people in a matter of seconds. Reputations can be harmed and emotional suffering can be severe.
Ohio Privacy Attorney
In some of the toughest times in your personal life, you may need the help of an attorney to help navigate the best way through legal recourse and the potential for rightful compensation.
Filing claims and lawsuits may not be your first choice in settling a personal matter, but in the end it may be the only way to move forward and hold a company or individual accountable.
Joe Lyon in a highly-rated Cincinnati personal injury lawyer who has successfully handled invasion of privacy claims resulting in six figure settlements.
The Lyon Firm recognizes the personal nature of many of these sensitive cases. For a confidential and no-cost legal consultation, call (800) 513-2403.
Invasion of Privacy Cases
Invasion of Privacy: Revenge Porn: (Cincinnati, Ohio): Confidential settlement against former spouse for the publication of private photographs taken during the course of marital relationship. Former spouse published erotic photographs on numerous internet sites and forwarded copies to family members to further harass plaintiff. The settlement provided a sense of justice, protection, and compensation that will be used to further Plaintiff’s education.
Invasion of Privacy: Media False Light: (Cincinnati, Ohio): Confidential settlement on behalf of young professional women who was falsely portrayed by the local media as being associated with “sexting high school students.” Despite notice of the false light media clip, the local news station continued to run the story with the clip art that falsely linked the Plaintiff to the “sexting” story.
Common invasion of Privacy Claims
Privacy is a basic right in the United States, and any individual or company who violates an individual’s privacy can be held liable in a lawsuit.
Examples of Invasion of Privacy Claims:
- Unauthorized Use of Personal Data
- Sale of Personal Data
- HIPPA Violations
- Revenge Porn
- Hidden Video Cameras
- Social Media Data Lawsuits
- TCPA Telemarketing Violations
- Releasing Motel or Hotel Guest Lists
- Security and Data Breaches
- Image Infringement & Unauthorized Use of Photos
- Identity Theft
- Online Defamation
Ohio Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits
There have been numerous data privacy cases and data breach lawsuits filed against companies who have failed to protect consumer’s private information. Data has been leaked and individual private information has been taken for various purposes.
If your data has been hacked or a company has failed to protect you and made you vulnerable financially, you may have legal recourse and can file a claim with the assistance of a data breach attorney.
Ohio Telemarketing Violations
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act has been put in place to protect consumers from pre-recorded calls, auto dialers, robocalls and any unsolicited text messages or phone calls to your home or business. Any person on a Do Not Call Registry and receives calls that violate TCPA laws can file Telemarketing Harassment lawsuits.
TCPA Class Action lawsuits have been settled in recent years for millions of dollars, and violators have been fined thousands for each unlawful call they place.
Ohio invasion of Privacy Damages
Individuals suffer a great deal of emotional distress in times of private uncertainty. Plaintiffs have filed claims based on the loss of business and the loss of reputation. Privacy suits can recover compensation for the following:
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Disgorgement of any illicit monetary gains
- Punitive Damages
Can I File a Revenge Porn Lawsuit?
Yes. “Revenge porn” is an act where a couple has engaged in consensual private photography or video during the course of the relationship. There is an expectation of privacy and that the video will not be shared outside of the relationship. It is a mistaken belief that this is private property that may be used and published to third parties without consent.
There have been reports of ex-spouses and ex-boyfriends publishing private sex tapes and photographs on websites to embarrass their former partner. This is a tortious act and compensable under Ohio law.
Case Example: A veteran’s spouse, at her husband’s request, and within the context of the marital relationship, takes erotic photographs that she forwards to her husband while he is deployed in Iraq. When he returns to the States, they divorce and he promptly and repeatedly forwards and posts the marital photographs on public websites.
Despite numerous requests to cease the behavior, the behavior continues resulting in Mr. Lyon representing the former spouse for an invasion of privacy action. The case was successful and it settled for a substantial amount without a law suit being filed.
Ohio Statute of Limitations
A Statute of limitations refers to the period of time a plaintiffs has to file a lawsuit before legal action is no longer possible. These time period differ based on practice area, location and circumstance.
Plaintiffs have one year from the date of the act to contact an invasion of privacy attorney and file a claim. Anyone who has been the target of telemarketing harassment, identity theft, data theft, unauthorized photographs or another area of privacy can contact a consumer protection attorney to review your case. Settlements are likely in invasion of privacy cases where there is clear and preserved evidence.
If you or a loved one has questions about an invasion of privacy claim and the available remedies in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer those important questions.