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Judge Tosses Suit Over Gun Purchased on Craigslist


A judge in Manhattan has dismissed a case in which a New York City boutique owner claimed the online classifieds company Craigslist should be held partly responsible for his shooting.

The judge, Richard Berman, held this week that Craigslist is immune because under the Communications Decency Act of 1996, Craigslist isn’t considered a publisher, the Village Voice reports.

In the suit, boutique owner Charles Gibson, who was shot six times last year by a neighbor, claimed that Craigslist “is either unable or unwilling to allocate the necessary resources to monitor, police, maintain and properly supervise the goods and services” it lists.

Also see:

National Law Journal: “Judge Dismisses Shooting Victim’s Suit Against Craigslist Over Gun Ad”

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