A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a California resident accused of making libelous statements in a Web-based forum can be sued in New Jersey because the material was "targeted" toward a New Jersey audience. Many state courts have ruled that posting libelous material in open forums does not vest jurisdiction in the victim's state. But because the material was directed toward a New Jersey resident, the defendant had reason to foresee he would be hauled into court in that state, the appeals court held.
Californian Can Be Sued in N.J. for Alleged Libel on Internet
New Jersey Law Journal
August 6, 2007