Bell v. Shah, Civil No. 06-21063 (S.D. Fla. settled June 26, 2007).

Status: Settled for apology and $10,000

Plaintiff Joel Bell, who serves as a manager for several professional sports players, sued a writer for the website (which closed when the legal action was threatened) for items on the site disparaging Bell. Ruling on a motion to dismiss, the federal court in Connecticut held that it lacked personal jurisdiction over the defendant, a Florida resident, even though the website was set up and registered by a one-time Connecticut resident. The federal court in Connecticut (see above) moved the case to the federal court in southern Florida. The parties eventually settled.

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