West Headnote of the Day – February 23, 2010

February 23, 2010

West's Key 170B Federal Courts
West's Key 170BII Venue
West's Key 170BII(A) In General
West's Key 170Bk77 Corporations, Actions by or Against
West's Key 170Bk81 k. Sales, Solicitation and Advertising.

Brunt of harm caused by brewing company owners who marketed a brand of malt liquor, using the name “Crazy Horse,” was suffered, and owners knew it was likely to be suffered, in South Dakota, as element of effects test for personal jurisdiction, where descendants of Crazy Horse resided in South Dakota, such use of his name was a shameful slur in Lakota culture, South Dakota Senators had objected to owners’ use of the name, and descendants had objected to the use of Crazy Horse’s name.
Estate of Witko v. Hornell Brewing Co., 156 F. Supp. 2d 1092 (D.S.D. 2001)

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