4th Circ. Picks Miss W.Va. In Sex Video Dispute

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 1:18 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit has instructed a lower court to enter default judgments against 28 defendants that allegedly breached a former Miss West Virginia's right of publicity by using her photograph to market a sex video and falsely claiming she starred in it.

The lower court had dismissed the 28 defendants on the grounds that it lacked personal jurisdiction over the parties. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the decision Thursday, noting that the defendants failed to even appear despite the court's...
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