Business Ethics Case
3.5 Business Ethics The National Enquirer, Inc., is a Florida corporation with its principal place of business in Florida. It publishes the National Enquirer, a national weekly newspaper with a total circulation of more than 5 million copies. About 600,000 copies, almost twice the level in the next highest state, are sold in California. The National Enquirer published an article about Shirley Jones, an entertainer. Jones, a California resident, filed a lawsuit in California state court against the National Enquirer and its president, who was a resident of Florida. The California lawsuit sought damages for alleged defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional ...view middle of the document...
Provides the top hot news of the media and provides the readers information they may not find anywhere else as forward as they provide the information (Hearst, 1986).
2. Was it ethical for the National Enquirer to try to avoid suit in California?
Ethics do not enter into the court system as it is administered today, there are loop holes intentionally placed by legislators most of who are lawyers for the sole purpose of increasing their income potential if they are elected out of office.
3. Are the defendants subject to suit in California? Why or why not?
However suit can be determined by the courts; are there "minimum contacts" with the foreign state by jurisdiction Quisi in rem (a plaintiff who obtains a judgment against a defendant in one state will try to collect the judgment by attaching property of the defendant that is located in another state (Cheeseman,2010) Generally, the requirement of minimum contacts means that the defendant has to have taken actions that were...