Dr. Phil Unlikely To Duck Liability Over Holloway Show

Law360, Los Angeles (September 10, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A California state judge indicated Tuesday he will deny television personality Dr. Phil McGraw's bid to escape a publicity rights claim brought by two brothers suspected in the high-profile disappearance of Natalee Holloway, saying First Amendment protections for newsworthy content don't apply to images of the brothers he broadcast.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William A. McLaughlin tentatively sided with Deepak and Satish Kalpoe on one of their many claims arising from a Sept. 15, 2005, episode of “The Dr. Phil Show” that was devoted to the Holloway case. Deepak was shown in a hidden-camera interview with a private investigator working...

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