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Unformatted text preview: community, and had severely ruined his reputation. Hollis sued Joseph and her company, in a Pennsylvania court, for defamation. Joseph filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that there was no personal jurisdiction. The Pennsylvania court granted Hollis’ request to which Hollis appealed. Issue: Does the Pennsylvania Court have in personam jurisdiction over Hollis, a resident of Florida. Holding: No Reasoning: One must be either living in the state or have “continuous and systematic contacts with the state” for personal jurisdiction to apply. Since the website was not continually engaging in business or marketing directly to the state of Pennsylvania, in personam jurisdiction does not apply....
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course BLAW 210 taught by Professor Mumford during the Spring '08 term at Washington State University .
- Spring '08
- Business Law