Ga. Judges Affirm Snapchat's Win In Speed Filter Injury Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (October 30, 2020, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A Georgia appellate panel on Friday narrowly affirmed the dismissal of a suit alleging that the "speed filter" feature on Snapchat Inc.'s photo app distracted a motorist and caused her to hit a man who suffered brain injuries, saying the company didn't owe a duty of care to the man.

In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel upheld the dismissal of a suit brought by Wentworth Maynard and his wife alleging that the social media company knew that the app's speed filter — essentially a working speedometer superimposed over pictures taken by the user — would distract drivers...

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