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Calder v. Jones - Rational The USSC stated that the writer...

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Calder v. Jones 465 U.S. 783 (1984) Fact: Procedural Facts: Operative Facts: The writer and editor of the National Enquirer was citizens of Florida and did their work in Florida. National Enquirer published one of their articles in California. This article defamed an California citizen and so they were sued in California. Issue: Whether there was personal jurisdiction of the writer and editor in California Rule: If an action results in foreseeable consequences in another state, then they may be personal jurisdiction in that state.
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Unformatted text preview: Rational: The USSC stated that the writer and editor’s intentional and allegedly tortuous actions were expressly aimed at California. They knew that it would have a potentially devastating impact upon respondent, and that the injury would be felt in the state where the respondent lived in. They must have “reasonably anticipated being haled into court there” to answer for the truth of the statement made in their article. Holding: California had personal Jurisdiction for all parties Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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