Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Dismissal affirmed of emotional distress claim against Associated Press for identification of sex abuse victim

In John Doe 2 v. The Associated Press, the Fourth Circuit in a decision by Judge Wilkinson joined by Judge Shedd and Senior Judge Hamilton, applying South Carolina law, affirmed the dismissal on the pleadings of the plaintiff's claims of fraud, invasion of privacy, and reckless or intentional infliction of emotional distress against the Associated Press for identifying him as the victim of sexual abuse.

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