Bloomberg Law
May 8, 2018, 11:07 AM

Gun Ruling Could Expand Web Marketplace Liability

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

A new Wisconsin ruling allowing a gun-violence suit to proceed may expand liability more generally against web marketplaces and other websites like Craigslist and eBay.

The Communications Decency Act of 1996 doesn’t protect, one of the biggest online gun markets in the U.S., from being sued by the daughter of a woman who was shot by her husband, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals said in April.

The CDA largely immunizes online service providers from responsibility for publishing posts by third parties. But in Daniel v. Armslist, LLC the court held that the immunity doesn’t extend to other features of ...

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