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Stanford Law School to co-host panel on jurisdiction and the Internet in a global marketplace

A panel discussion titled "You Can't Sue Me (Here)! Questions of Jurisdiction in a Global Marketplace," will be held June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arrillaga Alumni Center on Stanford's campus.

Ten years into the "Internet Age," doing business via the Web continues to raise questions of personal jurisdiction. People buying and selling over the Internet may find themselves hauled into a court 1,000 miles away. Businesses can be sued for libel worldwide. Foreign hackers face extradition orders calling on them to account for their crimes. And courts around the world come to different jurisdictional conclusions even when applying the same standards.

Experts who will discuss these issues at the panel include Mark Chandler, general counsel for Cisco Systems, Inc.; Jon Sobel, general counsel at Yahoo, Inc.; Jay Monahan, a deputy counsel at eBay, Inc.; and Ronald Katz, a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Law Professor Paul Goldstein, an intellectual property expert, will moderate the discussion.

The event is free and open to the public. Journalists who would like to attend should contact Linly Harris at (650) 723-2232. The event is co-sponsored by Stanford Law Society of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Center for E-Commerce and the Churchill Club.



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