‘Multistate Defamation, Cross-Border Torts, and Choice of Law’

“Multistate defamation cases have always presented difficult choice-of-law problems, but the advent of the internet has exacerbated them. Nunes v Cable News Network, Inc is a good example on point, besides being a very interesting case on other grounds. This post presents this case, but also examines how other countries resolve conflicts in cases of cross-border defamation and other infringements of personality rights, such as invasion of privacy. In recent years, eighteen countries have enacted statutory rules for these conflicts and fourteen of them adopted the notion of giving plaintiffs the right to choose the applicable law, within certain parameters …” (more)

[Symeon Symeonides, Transnational Litigation Blog, 6 May]

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