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Civil Litigation

Jun. 11, 2024

Judge tosses school districts' public nuisance claims against social media companies

The public nuisance claims relied upon in multidistrict litigation against vape manufacturer Juul were not analogous to the social media cases, Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl noted.

Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl

A Los Angeles trial court judge has dismissed public nuisance claims by four school districts accusing Meta and other social media companies of fueling an adolescent mental health crisis that has allegedly disrupted school operations at great expense.

Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl's order sustaining the defendants' demurrer states that defendant's alleged conduct was enabled by a federal statute that withdraws common law remedies for a "favored class of publishers of cont...

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