A Joliet, IL man says his minor son had his privacy invaded when the Chicagoland Speedway used pictures of him to advertise its events in a brochure. In a lawsuit filed in federal court against Raceway Associates and Chicagoland Speedway, David Fremouw claims his son’s photo was used approximatly 17 times in an advertising brochure the defendants mailed out.
On July 8, 2005, David Fremouw took his son, Mathew, to the Chicagoland Speedway, where the minor was photographed via video or camera, the suit said. Mathew Fremouw appeared on the cover of the defendants’ brochure, which was used as ‘Exhibit A’ in the suit.
A photocopy of the cover depicts a race car in the foreground and blurred images in the background. Because of his use in the brochure, Mathew Fremouw feels humiliated and embarrassed, the suit claims. David Fremouw is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.