The National Enquirer, Inc. is a Florida coporation with its principal place of business in Florida. It publishes the National Enquirer, a national weekly newspaper witha total circulation of more than 5 million copies. About 600,00 copies almost twice the level in the nect highest state, are sold in California. The National Enquirer published an article about XXXXXXX XXXXX, an entertainer, ones, a California resident, filed a lawsuit in California state court against the Naqtional Enquirer and its president, who was a resident of Florida. The California lawsuit sought damages for alledged defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Calder v. Jones, 465 U.S. 783,104 S. Ct.1482, 79 L. Ed.2d 804, Web 1984 U.S. L:exis 4 (supereme Court of the United States)
What kind of paper is the National Enquirer?
Was it ethical for the National Enquirer to try to avoid suit in California?
Are the defendants subjects to suit in California? Why or why not?
1. What kind of paper is the National Enquirer?
2. Was it ethical for the National Enquirer to try to avoid suit in California? In answering this question, be sure to provide a reasoned discussion of the ethics involved in attempting to avoid jurisdiction in California.
3. Are the defendants subject to suit in California? Why or why not?
1. The National Enquirer is a national magazine, based in Florida, and having its largest circulation in California.
2. In the case under discussion, the Petitioners wrote and edited an article, containing libelous material about the respondent, which was published in National Enquirer, a national magazine having its largest circulation in California, where the respondent, an actress, lived and worked. The Enquirer alleged that Jones was an alcoholic. Jones, the r