Supreme Court Turns Down Website Jurisdiction Fight

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 8:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review the Ninth Circuit's ruling that an Ohio-based celebrity gossip site that ran advertisements from California-based companies must face a copyright infringement suit in California court.

In a decision with significant implications for jurisdictional law involving websites, the Ninth Circuit in August ruled California courts had jurisdiction because the site run by Brand Technologies Inc. purposefully directed its actions at the state by using ads from California businesses. The appeals court's decision reversed a lower court's dismissal of...
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