Oxford Round Table, Inc. v. Mahone

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Lawsuit

Date: 

06/25/2007

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

Kentucky

Disposition: 

Dismissed (total)

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Oxford Round Table, Inc. ("ORT"), a Kentucky corporation that conducts educational conferences at various colleges within Oxford University, sued Oxford lecturer Sloan Mahone for defamation and tortious interference in federal court in Kentucky.  ORT claimed that Mahone posted defamatory statements on a... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Sloan Mahone

Type of Party: 

Organization

Type of Party: 

Individual

Location of Party: 

  • Kentucky

Location of Party: 

  • United Kingdom

Legal Counsel: 

Charles W. Chapman; Rodger W. Lofton
Description

Oxford Round Table, Inc. ("ORT"), a Kentucky corporation that conducts educational conferences at various colleges within Oxford University, sued Oxford lecturer Sloan Mahone for defamation and tortious interference in federal court in Kentucky.  ORT claimed that Mahone posted defamatory statements on a forum on The Chronicle of Higher Education website.  According to court documents, in these postings Mahone criticized ORT's business operations, calling it a "scam" and a "misrepresentation."  Also, Mahone allegedly sent critical emails to a colleague at Oxford and a prospective participant in one of ORT's conferences. 

After ORT filed suit, Mahone moved to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction.  The court granted the motion, finding that Mahone lacked the requisite minimum contacts with the State of Kentucky.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Text

Publication Medium: 

Email
Forum

Subject Area: 

  • Defamation
  • Personal Jurisdiction
  • Business Torts
Court Information & Documents
CMLP Information (Private)

Threat Source: 

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