In 1956 in the case of Langford v. Vanderbilt University, the Tennessee Supreme Court recognized the existence of a common law right of privacy. The Court of Appeals, Western Division, in Kyritsis v. Vieron, now holds that injunction does not lie to protect a personal right. The suit arose in the chancery court of Shelby County. Complainant alleged he was pastor of the Saint George's Greek Orthodox Church affiliated with the Greek Orthodox Church of North America and Canada, and that defendant was pastor of the Church of the Annunciation affiliated with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America. Complaint charged defendant with publishing to the community at large and to complainant's parishioners and others in particular a letter from defendant's archbishop that complainant had been unfrocked from that denomination, and further charged that defendant had represented complainant to be unworthy of membership in the Ministerial Association of Memphis.
W. W. Garrett,
Equity -- 1964 Tennessee Survey,
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