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Dec/02

Closing in on Target: Fourth Circuit Internet Defamation Jurisdiction Case


It’s the target of the publication’s audience, not the target of the published statement.  The Fourth Circuit holds that a court in Virginia does not have personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state publisher of a website which allegedly defamed Virginia plaintiff.  The Connecticut-based website intended its expose of the Virginia plaintiff to reach a Connecticut audience, not a Virginian one.  A link to the decision is available via How Appealing.

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