Calder V. Jones Case Study

1568 Words7 Pages
A. THERE WAS INTENTIONAL INJURY, WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE HARM WOULD OCCUR IN THE FORUM STATE: In Calder v. Jones 465 U.S. 783 (1984)Shirley Jones, the defendant, is a professional entertainer based in California, who brought suit in California Superior Court, claiming that she had been defamed in an article written and edited by Iain Calder and John South, the petitioners who lived in Florida. The article was published in a national magazine having its largest circulation in California. Petitioners, both residents of Florida, were served with process by mail in Florida, and, on special appearances, moved to dismiss the case for the lack of personal jurisdiction. The Court held that the jurisdiction over petitioners in California isproper because of their intentional conduct in Florida which was calculated to cause injury to respondentin California. Also, Californiais the place of both the allegedly defamatory article and of the harmsuffered, so the jurisdiction is proper. Similarly in our case, the defendant acted tortuously on purpose and posted lies on the website about the plaintiff, knowing fully well the injury to the reputation of the plaintiff. See Id.…show more content…
“Colorado's long arm statute subjects a defendant to jurisdiction concerning any cause of action arising from the transaction of any business within this state.Jurisdiction also extends to any person who commits a tortious act in Colorado where the cause of action arises from the tortious conduct. § 13–1–124(1)(b), 6A C.R.S. (1993 Supp.) Under Colorado law, I may assert jurisdiction to the fullest extent permitted by the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment.” See Broadview Financial, Inc. v. Entech Management Services Corp., 859 F. Supp. 444 (D.Colo., 1994).at

    More about Calder V. Jones Case Study

      Open Document