Since you had to get the rights to use the photo from the school, the school itself may have a cause of action, but I am not sure you would. I would re-post this questions not under wrongful death but under copyright law, privacy law, or first amendment law (even though it was a law enforcement agency rather than the newspaper who used it without permission). Also, when you post, make sure to explain the reason the jail needed the photo anyway.
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In addition to the above answer, you should retain a local wrongful death lawyer to investigate a claim against the perpetrator. Good luck.
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The school may have a cause of action over the photo. I don't see where you do.
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i am licensed in Georgia and located in Augusta. I have a case presently that is going to put the Jail report out business for their malicious, false, and reckless reporting. they had no right in my view to run a photo of your deceased son who was no "in jail" or "arrested," since he in fact was a victim of a crime. Please visit www.neal-law.com. Call me. i will be glad to give you a free consultation to decide if its worth pursuing. Joe Neal, Jr.