9th Circ. Limits CDA Immunity From Failure-To Warn-Cases

Law360, New York (September 23, 2016, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Tyler Newby

Hanley Chew This month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit limited the ability of websites and other online services to use Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to shield themselves from failure-to-warn lawsuits arising out of the offline conduct of their users. Although the circuit court's opinion in Beckman v. Match.com, No. 13-16324 (9th Cir. Sept. 1, 2016) is unpublished, it creates a potentially troubling gap in the immunity afforded to online services from suits based on the conduct of their users.

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