Calder V. Jones Case Analysis

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Calder v. Jones Case Analysis

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Calder v. Jones Case Analysis

The following is a depiction of the Calder v. Jones case as an example for education about business ethics by Cheeseman (2010):

The National Enquirer, Inc., is a Florida corporation with its principal place of business in Florida. It publishes the National Enquirer, a national weekly newspaper with a total circulation of more than 5 million copies. About 600,000 copies, almost twice the level in the next highest state, are sold in California. The National Enquirer published an article about Shirley Jones, an entertainer. Jones, a California resident, filed a lawsuit in California state court against the National Enquirer and its president, who was a resident of Florida. The California lawsuit sought damages for alleged defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Calder v. Jones, 465 U.S. 783, 104 S.Ct. 1482, 79 L.Ed.2d 804, Web 1984 U.S. Lexis 4 (Supreme Court of the United States)

Cheeseman, 2010

According to the United States Supreme Court (n.d.) and Cheeseman (2010), the respondent, Shirley Jones of California, brought suit against the National Enquirer, Inc., the publisher of a national magazine, “its local distributing company, and petitioners for libel, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional harm (USSC, n.d.).” The respondent lives and works in California, and the petitioners live and operate out of Florida.

The Superior Court granted the motion on the ground that First Amendment concerns weighed against an assertion of jurisdiction otherwise proper under the Due Process Clause. The California Court of Appeal reversed, rejecting the suggestion that First Amendment considerations enter into the jurisdictional analysis.

USSC, n.d.

To put it simply, the original motion filed in the California Superior Court was dismissed because the National Enquirer, Inc., through its...