Calder v. Jones
United States Supreme Court
465 U.S. 783 (1984)
The National Enquirer published an unflattering story about entertainer Shirley Jones. Jones brought suit for libel against the National Enquirer, its editor (Calder), and the writer of the story (South) (defendants) in a California court. Jones lived and worked in California; the National Enquirer was a Florida corporation and Calder and South were Florida residents. Calder and South objected to California’s jurisdiction. The Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, J.)