WhatsApp Rebuffs Bid To Halt Immunity Denial For High Court

By Alyssa Aquino (January 25, 2022, 3:07 PM EST) -- WhatsApp Inc. has rebuked an Israeli spyware firm's bid to pause a Ninth Circuit ruling denying it foreign immunity from hacking claims for potential high court intervention, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's justices are unlikely to take up the dispute, much less overturn the ruling.

WhatsApp told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that its November 2020 ruling forcing NSO Group Technologies Ltd. to face allegations that it hacked into the accounts of 1,400 WhatsApp users touched on questions of common-law foreign immunity that were rarely addressed in court and didn't require high court clarification.

And even if the Supreme Court wanted...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!