Nevada

Nevada’s courts have recognized the torts of intrusion, private facts, and misappropriation and have suggested that they would recognize false light. Nevada also has a right of publicity statute. NRS 598.980-988.

Intrusion: Secretly videotaping an orangutan trainer in a staging area did not amount to an intrusion on his seclusion because he did not expect to be isolated, and any intrusion that did occur was not highly offensive. PETA v. Bobby Berosini Ltd., 895 P.2d 1269 (Nev. 1995).

False Light: Filming and distributing the videotape of the orangutan trainer did not support a defamation or false light claim, since the videotape accurately portrayed the trainer’s actions. PETA v. Bobby Berosini Ltd., 895 P.2d 1269 (Nev. 1995).

Misappropriation: The animal trainer could not claim common-law misappropriation because the tort applies to ordinary people, not celebrities; the trainer should have sought recovery under the right of publicity statute, the state supreme court held. PETA v. Bobby Berosini Ltd., 895 P.2d 1269 (Nev. 1995).