Legislative Grants of Immunity from Lawsuits – the Online Example

Some day I would love to find a law review or treatise capturing and summarizing the various industries which hold legislative immunity from lawsuits. One immediately thinks, for example, of Congress’ awful decision to immunize the tobacco industry from lawsuits. Airline immunity from lawsuits also comes to mind. The topics come to mind because a blog post pointed out a new California Supreme Court ruling which applies a federal statute to grant an online platforms  immunity from civil actions for materials posted online. The summary is an August 10, 2018 post from Perkins Coie.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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