Monday, December 31, 2007

Hilden on Libel Tourism

Julie Hilden has a new Writ column exploring the phenomenon of "libel tourism," where plaintiffs exploit the relatively liberal defamation laws in Britain.  She ultimately recommends a treaty to permit judges in both the U.S. and the U.K to evaluate jurisdictional questions with more flexibility, given the problems engendered by such forum shopping.

--BC

(Sorry for the slowness in posting lately -- holidays, computer issues, attacks of rabid monkeys, etc., etc.  May be slow during AALS -- speaking of which, if anyone is interested in getting together there, let me know.)

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