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Keeton v. Hustler Magazine, Inc., 465 U.S. 770 (1984) Fact: Procedural Facts: It went to the USSC Operative Facts: Keeton was defamed by Hustler Magazine and sued them in New Hampshire even though she lived in New York. New Hampshire is the only state that would not bar her actions because of statute of limitations. She sought damages from the magazine made to her reputation in New Hampshire as well as nationwide. Issue: Did New Hampshire have personal jurisdiction over the case? Rule: The plaintiff can have personal jurisdiction in any state without the need of “minimum
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Unformatted text preview: contact. Any entity doing business in general in a state can also be subjected to having that state have personal jurisdiction over them. Rational: As long as the plaintiff consents to the state, personal jurisdiction is fine. Plus personal jurisdiction is a defendant issue. Hustler was already doing business in general there, so they are also subjected to personal jurisdiction there. Holding: New Hampshire had personal jurisdiction over both parties of the lawsuit. Synthesis: Dissent/Concurrences:...
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