Privacy Invasion Suit Over Jimmy Kimmel Sketch Tossed

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 10:54 PM EST) -- A New York state judge tossed a suit by a man accusing late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel of using his picture in a video clip involving NBA star LeBron James and embattled Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto, according to court documents made public Wednesday.

In the Dec. 15 decision, Judge David Schmidt rejected Daniel Sondik’s privacy violation claims, noting that New York Law does not recognize common-law actions for violations of privacy rights and that exceptions to the rule do not apply to newsworthy events including...
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