Internet Speech Does Not Subject The Speaker To Jurisdiction In Any Forum Where The Material Is Viewed

In Katherine Griffis v. Marianne Luban, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a Minnesota woman who wrote a message on the Internet critical of an Alabama scholar cannot be sued for libel in the scholar's home state. This decision was revolutionary because free-speech concerns are being addressed regarding postings on the Internet. Merely posting content on a website is not a means of assenting to jurisdiction in any forum state where the material is viewed.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the requirements for the enforcement of a foreign judgment?
Should not this case have been brought in Minnesota initially?


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