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Torts - Appropriation of Personality

. Hategan v. Frederiksen

In Hategan v. Frederiksen (Ont CA, 2022) the Court of Appeal briefly considered the rare tort of appropriation of personality:
[48] The tort of appropriation of personality was recently discussed in Wiseau Studio, LLC et al. v. Harper et al., 2020 ONSC 2504, an authority relied upon by both the appellant and the respondent Frederiksen. In general, the tort is established when a person’s personality has been appropriated, “amounting to an invasion of his right to exploit his personality by the use of his image, voice or otherwise with damage to the plaintiff”: Wiseau, at para. 212. ....

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