Case of mistaken identity on TV lands at state's highest court

EASTPOINTE (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of a man who sued after a national TV show mistakenly identified him as a criminal in suburban Detroit.

In 2011, Keith Todd was identified on an MSNBC show, “Caught on Camera: Dash Cam Diaries.”

But the person accused of stealing a limousine actually was another man with a similar name.

Todd didn’t know until two years later when the show aired again. MSNBC eventually fixed the mistake, but Todd said he suffered emotional distress.

So far, a Wayne County judge and the state appeals court have ruled against him.

The Supreme Court told lawyers to file briefs about whether the mistakes add up to “extreme and outrageous conduct,” a key legal standard.

No date has been set for arguments.