Fla. Appeals Court Says Website Not Liable For User Posts

Law360, New York (December 3, 2014, 5:29 PM EST) -- The Communications Decency Act precludes a company's claims seeking an injunction to force website operator InvestorsHub.com Inc. to remove allegedly defamatory posts made by a third party, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday.

In affirming a trial court's dismissal of the lawsuit brought by Medytox Solutions Inc. and executives Seamus Lagan and William G. Forhan, the Fourth District Court of Appeal adopted a position established by the state's Third District in the 2011 case Giordano v. Romeo, it said.

“The Third District’s conclusion is consistent with the language and purpose of the Communications Decency Act,” the opinion said. “Section 230 states...

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