My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: FL & CA.
I have two queries about a case involving online libel.
(a) Where can the FL-based plaintiff file suit ? Defendant lives across the country in CA. He does not live, does not do business, and seems to have no relatives, in FL. Also, since the case involves libel that was perpetrated online, can the plaintiff sue in the state where the hosting website is located ?
(b) The plaintiff recently discovered that the defendant is of modest means. In addition, it appears that he may file for bankruptcy if a judgment is awarded against him. Someone told plaintiff that many attorneys would not take her case if the defendant did not have deep enough pockets. The thing is that plaintiff is not looking to go pro-bono but is willing & able to pay attorney fees & court costs ? This is not about money, but about protecting herself & her career from possible future libels by the defendant.
Thank you in advance for your time & response.