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Calder Vs Shirley Jones Case Study

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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
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DOMICILE IN THE STATE IS ENOUGH FOR EXERCISING PERSONAL JURISDICTION:
In Millikenv. Meyer, 311 U.S. 457 (1940), the Court held that domicile in the state is alone sufficient to bring an absent defendant within reach of state's jurisdiction for purposes of a personal judgment by means of appropriate substituted service which is wholly adequate to meet the requirements of “due process of law.”Since Alice lived in the forum state for a few years and had just moved to California, she had been a domicile of Colorado and just because she was absent from there at the time of the offence, she cannot claim that the Court lacks jurisdiction. See Id.
In Shaffer v. Heitner,433 U.S. 186(1977) the Supreme Court of the United States decided to apply minimum contacts standard to actions in general, in addition to those having effects on a person, holding that ownership of property in a state automatically gives rise to jurisdiction over the property in the forum state. Alice was a resident of Colorado before she moved to California and owned property there at some point of time, just the fact that she had property there allows the Court to have personal jurisdiction.
C. THE ACTIVITIEES WERE CONTINUOUS AND WOULD BE PRESENT IN THE FORUM STATE FOR A LONG
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