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Calder v. Jones
Citation:465 U.S. 783 (1984)
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Calder v. Jones
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Shirley Jones and her husband (Plaintiffs) brought suit for libel in California regarding an article that was published in a national magazine with a large circulation in California. Jones filed the lawsuit against the Florida corporation responsible for the magazine, its editor, and the article’s author (Defendants). The defendants filed a motion to quash service of process for lack of personal jurisdiction, arguing that they did not have sufficient contacts with California to be sued there.
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