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9th Circuit to Yahoo's U.S. suit against French litigants: Non, non, non

Mais non, the 9th Circuit has told Yahoo about its attempt to continue an American lawsuit against French Internet users who sued the company in France. In "Yahoo U.S. suit against French litigants dismissed," Cathy Kirkman breaks down the issues:

"The Ninth Circuit issued an en banc decision last week in Yahoo! v. La Ligue Contre Le Racisme et L'Antisemitisme, Download file, and held that Yahoo! could not maintain its law suit in the U.S. against the French parties who had sued it in France over Nazi memorabilia. The case was dismissed without prejudice.

"The case is 99 pages long and includes multiple concurrences and a partial dissent. It is a complicated treatment of a close question of the law, but it also serves as an excellent tutorial on the difficult issues presented by the international nature of the Internet ..."

More here.

Posted by Laurel Newby on January 17, 2006 at 03:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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