Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Wise County prison official appeals to U.S. Supreme Court in Internet defamation case

The Coalfield Progress has reports here and here on the certiorari petition of the prison warden from Wise County who sued in the W.D. Va.'s Big Stone Gap division a Connecticut newspaper, claiming personal jurisdiction based on the publication of the story on the paper's website. The Fourth Circuit held that there was no personal jurisdiction in Virginia, overruling Judge Williams, and now the plaintiff is seeking review before the Supreme Court.

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