The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is slated to consider how venue rules it established 53 years ago apply to today’s technology in a hearing over where an internet defamation suit can be tried.

On Sept. 22, the justices will hear the consolidated appeals of four parties in Fox v. Smith against a 2019 Superior Court decision that found that the state Supreme Court’s 1967 Gaetano v. Sharon Herald ruling could still be used as precedent in determining the proper venue for a defamation suit.

Bryan Lentz, David Heim and Peter Bryant of Bochetto & Lentz are representing Fox.

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