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Leichtman v. WLW Jacor Communications, Inc.
Citation:92 Ohio App.3d 232; 634 N.E.2d 697 (1994).
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Leichtman is an anti-smoking advocate who appears on Bill Cunningham’s show to discuss the harmful health effects of second-hand smoke. During Leichtman’s appearance, Andy Furman repeatedly blew cigar smoke in Leichtman’s face. Such actions were interpreted by Leichtman as harmful and offensive. Leichtman claimed he interpreted Furman’s actions as offensive to his own sense of personal dignity, the basis of his battery claim against Furman.
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