Cruse v. 451 Press LLC, No. CV 08-1462 (Ark. Cir. Ct., Baxter County filed May 15, 2008), removed to federal court, Civil No. 08- 03031 (W.D. Ark. June 18, 2008), remanded back to state court (W.D. Ark. Sept. 3, 2008).
Status: Dismissed

A former special education teacher who was acquitted of misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a minor sued over comments on the Teacher Smackdown web site (, which she alleges falsely reported that she had pleaded guilty to the charge. On March 19, Circuit Court judge Gary Isbel dismissed the suit on the grounds that Arkansas courts did not have personal jurisdiction over the out-of-state defendants. The plaintiff said she would appeal this ruling.

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