California Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Snapchat Over Fentanyl Overdoses to Move Forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in California has given the green light for a lawsuit linking fentanyl overdoses to the social media app Snapchat to proceed. The lawsuit alleges that the platform facilitated the sale of illegal drugs. One of the plaintiffs, Kim Osterman, lost her son in 2021 after he contacted a drug dealer through Snapchat and purchased a fentanyl-laced pill instead of the intended Percocet. Osterman is among many families in Colorado who have experienced the devastating loss of a loved one due to fentanyl-laced pills. Since the lawsuit was filed in … Read more

Groundbreaking Decision: Judge Grants Lawsuit Against Snapchat Over Fentanyl Overdoses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles ruled that a lawsuit against Snapchat over fentanyl overdose deaths can proceed. The parents of three young men who died from fentanyl overdoses sued the social media app, alleging that it failed to warn users about the dangers of buying illegal drugs on its platform. The lawsuit claims that Snapchat, which allows users to send messages that disappear after being viewed, facilitated the sale of drugs by providing a platform where dealers can connect with buyers. The parents argue that Snapchat should be held accountable for … Read more