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Herrick v. Grindr LLC

Boy meets boy, boy dates boy, boy dumps boy: The story plays out every day in New York City. But this time the angry ex allegedly set up fake profiles for his former partner on dating app Grindr. A stream of men looking for sex or drugs—some 1,100 total—show up at the former boyfriend’s home and work. A hundred complaints to Grindr do nothing. Nonetheless, Grindr isn’t liable, holds the Second Circuit. Federal law says web services aren’t responsible for content made by users.


Tags: 2019, Harassment, Negligence, Second Circuit

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