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Wash. High Court Says CDA Doesn't Protect Backpage.com

Law360, New York (September 3, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The Washington Supreme Court said Thursday it would not dismiss a lawsuit brought by three minor women who claim they were raped by customers of Backpage.com and allege the site designs its advertising content to facilitate sex trafficking, denying the website immunity under the federal Communications Decency Act.

In a 6-to-3 decision affirming a lower court’s previous denial of a motion to dismiss, the state high court said the plaintiffs known only as J.S, S.L and L.C. have sufficiently pled facts that, if proven true, would...
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