Grindr Victory In Fake Profile Case Examined By 2nd Circ.

By Pete Brush (January 7, 2019, 6:10 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit asked Monday if Grindr could be liable for publishing the location of a man whose ex-boyfriend subjected him to a vicious campaign of vengeance after their breakup, but counsel for the gay men's app rejected as "fantastical" the notion that Grindr was anything more than a neutral service.

A three-judge panel took up product liability and negligence claims brought by plaintiff Matthew Herrick after Manhattan U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni dismissed his case last year on the basis that Grindr isn't responsible when others create fake profiles because it is not the publisher of the objectionable content....

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