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An '''interactive website''' is a [[website]] that permits the placement of orders from a [[computer]] in the [[forum state]]. Such a [[site]] is sufficient to create [[personal jurisdiction]] over a defendant if the [[website]]'s functions demonstrate that the defendant clearly does business over the [[Internet]]. ''See'' [[Soma Medical v. Standard Chartered Bank|Soma Med. Int'l v. Standard Chartered Bank]], 196 F.3d 1292, 1296 (10th Cir.1999); ''see also'' [[Rainy Day Books v. Rainy Day Books & Cafe|Rainy Day Books, Inc. v. Rainy Day Books & Cafe]], 186 F.Supp.2d 1158 (D. Kan. 2002) (finding [[personal jurisdiction]] based on a highly interactive website that, ''inter alia,'' allowed viewers to subscribe to a mailing list, purchase books [[online]] through a [[virtual store]], search for particular products, and sent [[email]]s to purchasers to confirm purchases and shipments); [[Nutraceutical v. Vitacost.com|Nutraceutical Corp. v. Vitacost.com, Inc.]], 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33762 (D. Utah May 25, 2006) (finding [[personal jurisdiction]] based on a highly interactive website that allowed viewers to search for, purchase, and pay by credit card for products).</ref>
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An '''interactive website''' is a [[website]] that permits the placement of orders from a [[computer]] in the [[forum state]]. Such a [[site]] is sufficient to create [[personal jurisdiction]] over a defendant if the [[website]]'s functions demonstrate that the defendant clearly does business over the [[Internet]]. <ref>''See'' [[Soma Medical v. Standard Chartered Bank|Soma Med. Int'l v. Standard Chartered Bank]], 196 F.3d 1292, 1296 (10th Cir.1999); ''see also'' [[Rainy Day Books v. Rainy Day Books & Cafe|Rainy Day Books, Inc. v. Rainy Day Books & Cafe]], 186 F.Supp.2d 1158 (D. Kan. 2002) (finding [[personal jurisdiction]] based on a highly interactive website that, ''inter alia,'' allowed viewers to subscribe to a mailing list, purchase books [[online]] through a [[virtual store]], search for particular products, and sent [[email]]s to purchasers to confirm purchases and shipments); [[Nutraceutical v. Vitacost.com|Nutraceutical Corp. v. Vitacost.com, Inc.]], 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33762 (D. Utah May 25, 2006) (finding [[personal jurisdiction]] based on a highly interactive website that allowed viewers to search for, purchase, and pay by credit card for products).</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 22:15, 6 August 2010

An interactive website is a website that permits the placement of orders from a computer in the forum state. Such a site is sufficient to create personal jurisdiction over a defendant if the website's functions demonstrate that the defendant clearly does business over the Internet. [1]

References

  1. See Soma Med. Int'l v. Standard Chartered Bank, 196 F.3d 1292, 1296 (10th Cir.1999); see also Rainy Day Books, Inc. v. Rainy Day Books & Cafe, 186 F.Supp.2d 1158 (D. Kan. 2002) (finding personal jurisdiction based on a highly interactive website that, inter alia, allowed viewers to subscribe to a mailing list, purchase books online through a virtual store, search for particular products, and sent emails to purchasers to confirm purchases and shipments); Nutraceutical Corp. v. Vitacost.com, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33762 (D. Utah May 25, 2006) (finding personal jurisdiction based on a highly interactive website that allowed viewers to search for, purchase, and pay by credit card for products).