A New York-based moving company cannot bring a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against an Iowa resident who operates a Web site the company says defamed it, the 2nd Circuit has ruled. Finding that Best Van Lines failed to demonstrate personal jurisdiction under New York's "long-arm" statute, the circuit, in what it said was the first appellate decision to consider the issue, upheld a Southern District judge's dismissal of the complaint against the operator of MovingScam.com.
Mover Fails to Prove Jurisdiction in Suit Over Internet Site
New York Law Journal
June 29, 2007