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Sep 21, 2016
#16-334 Hassell v. Bird, S235968. (A143233; 247 Cal.App.4th 1336; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC13530525.)

#16-334 Hassell v. Bird, S235968. (A143233; 247 Cal.App.4th 1336; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC13530525.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does an on-line publisher have a right to notice and an opportunity to be heard before a trial court orders removal of on-line content? (2) Does the statutory immunity provided by 47 U.S.C. 230(c)(1) and (e)(3) bar a trial court from enjoining a website publisher’s actions and potentially enforcing the court’s order by way of contempt or other sanctions?

Review granted: 9/21/16 | Oral argument: 04/03/2018 | Decided: 07/02/2018

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