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Court Allows Purdue Pharma to Shield Sacklers in Opioid Bankruptcy
The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that members of the Sackler family who own bankrupt Oxycontin manufacturer...
It’d be understandable if you’re confused about the legal status of the abortion pill these days. A lot has happened with the drug mifepristone in the last few months.
In early April, U.S...
TX Legislature Passes Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law
Texas was poised last week to become the sixth state to enact a comprehensive consumer data privacy bill, after state lawmakers approved...
SCOTUS Refuses to Hold Tech Platforms Liable for Users’ Posts
In a pair of decisions issued last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hold social media platforms accountable for the posts of...
State Lawmakers Seeking to Broaden Access to Mental Healthcare
With over 1 in 5 U.S. adults and youths (13-18 years old) experiencing mental illness and cost keeping many of them from being able to access...
In a pair of decisions issued last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hold social media platforms accountable for the posts of their users. In one case, Gonzalez v. Google, the court refused to “address the application” of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the federal law shielding platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter from liability for their users’ speech, because the complaint appeared “to state little, if any, plausible claim for relief.”
In a separate but related case, Twitter v. Taamneh, the justices unanimously ruled that a law allowing lawsuits to be brought against those who aid terrorists wasn’t applicable. (NEW YORK TIMES, CNBC)
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed SB 419, banning mobile app stores from offering the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to Montana-based users. Other states have only banned use of the app on state-owned devices. Although the law is scheduled to go into effect next year, it will likely face legal challenges. (PLURIBUS NEWS)
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) signed legislation (HB 1181/SB 73) making the state the eighth to enact a comprehensive data privacy law. Tennessee’s action comes within weeks of Indiana (SB 5) and Iowa (SB 262) enacting their comprehensive data privacy laws. (SHRM, STATE NET)
The state insurance commissioner of Washington fined online property rental platform Airbnb $20,000 for operating an unauthorized insurer by offering its host damage protection (HDP) program. All future HDP coverage and payouts must be handled by an insurance adjuster licensed in the state. The company must also review all previous HDP claims it has denied since Jan. 1, 2021 and pay any claims it improperly denied. (LAW360)
–Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK
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