In re: Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3047)



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    About This Case

    This is a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) involving various defendants such as Meta Platforms, Inc., Instagram LLC, Snap, Inc., TikTok, Inc., ByteDance, Inc., YouTube LLC, Google LLC, and Alphabet Inc.  Plaintiffs have alleged that the defendants’ social media platforms are defective because they are designed to maximize screen time, which can encourage addictive behavior in adolescents.  As alleged, this conduct results in various emotional and physical harms, including death.

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    Upcoming Proceedings & Deadlines:  See Judge’s Calendar for Courtroom Location
    DateProceeding or Deadline
    6/1/2023Motion to Dismiss Deadline
    6/1/2023Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Deadline
    6/30/2023Reply to Motion to Dismiss Deadline
    8/15/2023Motion to Dismiss on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the First Amendment Deadline

    The row should indicate that August 15, 2023 is the deadline for “Motion to Dismiss on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the First Amendment Deadline.”

    Selected case documents of special interest

    TypeDocument TitleDocket #Filing Date
    Order Setting Initial Conference210/11/2022
    Case Management Order No. 17511/10/2022
    Case Management Order No. 28211/15/2022
    Case Management Order No. 311112/15/2022
    Case Management Order No. 411912/19/2022
    Case Management Order No. 51643/3/2023
    Redacted Master Complaint180-13/10/2023