Structuring A Commercial Website To Limit Potential Liability In U.s. Courts.

A business’ access to the marketplace through a commercial website on the Internet may increase its exposure to civil liability in the United States. However, careful structuring of the content of the website could limit such exposure, while still allowing a business to benefit from the vast economic potential of the Internet. This summary discusses the current state of the law and provides practical suggestions for limiting a business’ susceptibility to personal jurisdiction in foreign forums based on its Internet activities.

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