The Supreme Court extended the application of the actual malice rule in libel cases to false-light privacy actions.
An article in Life magazine contained inaccurate information about the Hill family, whose experiences while held in their own home by convicted criminals had been portrayed in a Broadway play. The Hill family sued the magazine’s publisher, Time, Inc., for invasion of privacy under a New York law. Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.,
Garrison v. Louisiana
Gertz v. Robert Welch
Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co.
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan