A Michigan man who was wrongly pictured in an MSNBC News report on a crime is suing the network. He didn’t have any luck at the state level and now he wants to take his battle to the land’s highest court.
Law Newz reported:
Man Fighting MSNBC for Mistakenly Airing His Photo in Crime Story Mix Up
A Michigan man is battling MSNBC after the cable network ran a story about a criminal who stole a limousine, using his picture by mistake. Keith Todd sued after the 2011 show, “Caught on Camera Dashcam Diaries,” used his image instead of the actual suspect, whose name is Todd Keith.
According to WOOD-TV, the program was about dumb criminals who got caught. The real culprit was said to have stolen the vehicle, then ran away when police were after him, only to jump back into the limo, where he was tased and arrested.
It might be a funny story, unless your photograph is used in connection with it. Mr. Todd wasn’t amused, and sued MSNBC, the limo company, and the police department. He took his case all the way to the Michigan Supreme Court, losing every decision. After the high court didn’t side with him, Todd now wants to sue in federal court, but he ran out of money after reportedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on the case. He started an online fundraising page seeking $100,000.
Here’s a video report:
Here’s wishing the guy luck!