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Virginia is correct forum for defamation suit (access required)

Virginia is the proper forum for plaintiff’s defamation suit because under the lex loci delicti rule, the cause of action arose where the last act for publishing the allegedly defamatory essay took place; in this case, when a newspaper uploaded the essay to the internet from servers located in Virginia. Background Plaintiff, John C. Depp, claims defendant, ...