9th Circ. Restores Snapchat ‘Speed Filter’ Death Suit

Law360 (Might 4, 2021,  4:46 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a swimsuit alleging that Snapchat's "Velocity Filter" influenced three boys to get right into a deadly high-speed automotive wreck, saying that the Communications Decency Act doesn't protect the app's creator from claims concerning the design of the app itself.

The panel reversed a dismissal order that discovered that Carly Lemmon, Michael Morby, and Samantha and Marlo Brown, the mother and father of two of the boys, couldn't sue Snap Inc. due to the CDA's provision granting immunity to web platforms in claims over third-party content material.

The swimsuit doesn't concern any such third-party content material, the panel...
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