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.
(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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