9th Circ. Restores Snapchat 'Speed Filter' Death Suit

Law360 (May 4, 2021, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a suit alleging that Snapchat's "Speed Filter" influenced three boys to get into a fatal high-speed car wreck, saying that the Communications Decency Act does not shield the app's creator from claims about the design of the app itself.

The panel reversed a dismissal order that found that Carly Lemmon, Michael Morby, and Samantha and Marlo Brown, the parents of two of the boys, could not sue Snap Inc. because of the CDA's provision granting immunity to internet platforms in claims over third-party content.

The suit does not concern any such third-party content, the panel...

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