Hemphill, Defamation Liability and the Internet, 507 PLI/PAT 691, 706 (1998).
Timothy Muth, Old Doctrines on a New Frontier: Defamation and Jurisdiction in Cyberspace, Sept.
Kimberly Richards, Comment, Defamation Via Modern Communication: Can Countries Preserve Their Traditional Policies?
Pielemeier, Constitutional Limitations on Choice of Law: The Special Case of Multistate Defamation, 133 U.
The requisite degree of fault is considered to be the most significant defamation element differing among states "because it prescribes the basic standard of conduct that publishers must meet.
Some states favor summary judgment in defamation actions, while others are neutral or disfavor summary judgment.
defamation cases provides that such actions may be brought in any jurisdiction where the defamatory remarks were published.
Regardless of the crucial nature that choice of law potentially plays in any given interstate defamation action, choice of law sometimes remains uncontested in court--often applied sub silentio.
Waldman, A Untried Approach to Cyber-Libel: Defamation on the Internet, a Suggested Approach, 6 RICH.
interstate automobile accidents), such values are of much greater importance in the area of defamation law.
such as in the case of multistate defamation [where] injury has occurred in two or more states.
1, 5-6 (1996) [hereinafter Jurisdiction in Cyberspace] (identifying common interests held by states in interstate defamation actions).