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Section 230 did not protect Snapchat from negligence liability in car crash lawsuit over Speed Filter

The tragic facts Landen Brown was using Snapchat’s Speed Filter in 2017 when the car in which he was riding with two other young men crashed after reaching speeds above 120 miles per hour. The Speed Filter documented how fast the car was traveling. The crash killed Landon and the other two occupants. The parents of two of the passengers sued Snap, Inc. (the purveyor of Snapchat), claiming that the app was negligently designed. The parents alleged, among other things, that Snap shoul...
Tags: Law, Snapchat, Negligence, Landon, Plaintiffs, Section 230, Snap Inc, Ninth Circuit On, Landen Brown, Snapchat Lemmon


Ninth Circuit, 3 Judge Panel: Magazines Protected by Second Amendment

Ninth Circuit Panel Ruling Holds California Magazine Ban Unconstitutional U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 4 April, 2019, the Honorable Roger T. Benitez issued a stay on his finding the ban on magazines over 10 rounds was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. The stay was issued pending an appeal to the Ninth Circuit. On 14 August, 2020, the three-judge panel issued their opinion. The three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld Judge Benitez confirming the magazine ban as unconstitutional...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, Court, America, Department Of Defense, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Clinton, Second Amendment, Trump, Bush, Duncan, Lee, Benitez, John Roberts


Copyright registration certificate was invalid because of inaccurate information provided to Copyright Office

Although the author of a work owns the copyright the moment that work is created, Section 411 of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. 411) provides that the copyright owner must register the copyright before the owner can bring suit for infringement. If there is no valid registration certificate, the lawsuit cannot move forward.  In a recent case from the Ninth Circuit, the defendant challenged the validity of the plaintiff’s registration certificate, and the lower court dismissed the matter on...
Tags: Law, Copyright Office, LLC, Ninth Circuit, Ninth Circuit On, Ugly Pools Arizona Inc


Ninth Circuit won’t stop electricity cost increase for blockchain companies

Plaintiffs provide “verification and security services for blockchain-based cryptocurrencies.” Grant County, Washington decided to charge plaintiffs and others in “evolving industries” more for electricity. Plaintiffs sued and tried to get an injunction against the rate increase. The lower court denied the preliminary injunction. Plaintiffs sought review with the Ninth Circuit. On appeal, the court affirmed the denial of the preliminary injunction. It held that simple monetary harm ...
Tags: Law, Governance, Litigation, Blockchain, Ninth Circuit, Grant County, Plaintiffs, Ninth Circuit On, Grant County Washington, Blocktree Propterties LLC


Facebook did not violate HIPAA by using data showing users browsed healthcare-related websites

Plaintiffs sued Facebook and other entities, including the American Cancer Society, alleging that Facebook violated numerous federal and state laws by collecting and using plaintiffs’ browsing data from various healthcare-related websites. The district court dismissed the action and plaintiffs sought review with the Ninth Circuit. On appeal, the court affirmed the dismissal. The appellate court held that the district court properly determined that plaintiffs consented to Facebook’s data tracking...
Tags: Facebook, Privacy, Law, California, Smith, Contracts, Consent, American Cancer Society, HIPAA, Facebook Inc, Ninth Circuit On