458Calder+v+Jones - Calder v Jones Actress Shirley Jones...

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Calder v Jones Actress Shirley Jones and her husband brought a suit against Calder, who was the editor of the National Enquirer, for a story in which the magazine printed. The suit accused Calder of libel, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional harm. National Enquirer is based in Florida. The research for the story was done entirely within the state of Florida, reaching out to some sources in California by phone for the article. California was one of the states with the highest distribution of the National Enquirer. 5,000,000 copies of the magazine were circulated per week, and 600,000 of them came from the State of California, Jones’ place of work and home. The brunt of the harm felt by Jones was felt in that state of California Calder claimed he was not responsible for the circulation of his magazine in the state of California because he was located in Florida. He claimed that he had no direct economic stake in his employers sales in a distant state, nor are ordinary employees able to control
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course COMM 458 taught by Professor Sparr during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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