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OxyContin drugmaker seeks to dismiss city's lawsuit

United States / Los Angeles : LA Times: Local

The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging opioid epidemic sparked by illicit trafficking. In ...

ACLU: Montana Judge 'Abdicated His Responsibility' in Dismissing Gay Rights Lawsuit

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The ACLU has told Montana's Supreme Court that a judge "abdicated his responsibility" in dismissing a lawsuit in April brought by six same-sex couples seeking equal rights, the AP reports: District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock wrote in di...

Yet Another Lawsuit Hopes A Court Will Hold Twitter Responsible For Terrorists' Actions

Industries / Law : Techdirt

So, this is how we're handling the War on Terror here on the homefront: lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit against social media platforms because terrorists also like to tweet and post stuff on Facebook. The same law firm (New York...

Judge Dumps Two Lawsuits Attempting To Hold Facebook Responsible For Acts Of Terrorism

Industries / Law : Techdirt

Two lawsuits filed by victims of terrorist attacks against Facebook have been dismissed. Both suits alleged Facebook was complicit in acts of terrorism simply because it (subjectively) didn't do enough to discourage use of the platf...

Court Dismisses -- For A Second Time -- Lawsuit Seeking To Hold Facebook Responsible For Acts Of Terrorism

Industries / Law : Techdirt

Back in May of last year, a New York federal court tossed two lawsuits from plaintiffs attempting to hold social media companies responsible for terrorist attacks. Cohen v. Facebook and Force v. Facebook were both booted for failing...

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