The Supreme Court has refused to consider an internet-era case that asked which courts should handle lawsuits against people for information they put on the World Wide Web.

The question keeps coming up as more operators of internet sites are taken to court for things like defamation or invasion of privacy.

The justices rejected an appeal from Healthgrades.com, which offers ratings of health care providers on the internet. A home health care agency, Northwest Healthcare Alliance, contends it deserved a better grade. The agency sued for defamation

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