Federal Court Rules for Newspapers in Internet Case

december 18, 2002  11:03 am
In an important ruling on Internet publishing, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a Virginia prison warden's lawsuit against The Hartford Courant and the New Haven Advocate. The court ruled that articles posted on the papers' Web sites were not aimed at a Virginia audience. The decision reversed a lower court's ruling that the warden could sue in his home state "because that is where he claimed his reputation was damaged," E&P reports.