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Civil Procedure Keyed to Glannon
Jackson v. California Newspapers Partnership
Citation:406 F. Supp. 2d 893 (N.D. Ill. 2005)
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Plaintiff alleged that a published article on steroid use quoted a third party, a registered dietician, as stating, as an example of the dangers of steroid use that she had personally witnessed, that Plaintiff “lost his hip because of anabolic abuse.” The article was published on a website and in a newspaper. The dietician, in a sworn statement, denied making the statement attributed to her in the article. Plaintiff brought a tort action against defendants in federal district court in Illinois, seeking damages for defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Jurisdiction was based on diversity of citizenship. The defendants moved to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.
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