Not New York unless you can show minimum contacts by the offending company with New York. We generally lose on the jurisdiction issue in such instances. A web page is not a minimum contact.
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You have asked a rather complex jurisdictional question. Generally, it takes more than an occasional web or Internet activity in a state such as NY to avail NY courts. With jurisdiction over the out of state party.
Q: "Would not the proper jurisdiction by the that of the owner or the claimant?"
R: No. The rule, generally stated, is that a defendant must be sued in a forum where it resides or does its business. So if Ripoffreport.com is sued it must be sued in such a forum. Even if it defends the case by asserting that someone else, somewhere else actually committed the wrongful act.
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