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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Interesting Defamation Claim

Premier Exhibitions can proceed with a libel claim against a human rights foundation that claimed that the dead bodies it used in its "Bodies" exhibition were those of executed Chinese prisoners obtained on the black market.  A federal district court in Florida (Judge Merryday) refused to dismiss the claim for lack of jurisdiction, since the website of the director of the human rights foundation was accessible in Florida.  There are other interesting facets, including a tortious interference claim.  For more, see here.

Posted by Lyrissa Lidsky on May 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM in First Amendment, Lyrissa Lidsky, Torts | Permalink

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