Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Essay VIII


Zervos v. Trump:

The defamation lawsuit in Zervos v. Trump was filed in state court in California, the plaintiff’s home state. Trump moves to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.

As the court, decide the motion to dismiss.

For purposes of this question:

1) California has a catch-all Long Arm Statute, stating “A court of this state may exercise jurisdiction on any basis not inconsistent with the Constitution of this state or of the United States.”

2) Accept all the facts in the complaint as true.