In recent legal developments, dozens of families have embarked on a journey for justice against Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat. These families, devastated by the loss of their children who allegedly obtained illegal drugs through Snapchat, are part of the landmark lawsuit Neville et al v. Snap Inc.
Our law firm stands at the forefront of this legal battle, committed to representing families and holding Snapchat accountable for its alleged role in facilitating drug-related tragedies involving minors.
A Legal Victory for Families
On Tuesday, a significant victory was achieved when a judge in California ruled that the lawsuit against Snap Inc. may continue. Over 60 family members are part of this legal action, and in all but two cases, their children tragically lost their lives after ingesting drugs obtained through Snapchat. The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lawrence P. Riff overturned Snap’s attempts to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing it to proceed to trial.
The Allegations: Snapchat’s Role in Illicit Drug Sales
The lawsuit contends that Snap and Snapchat’s designs, structures, and policies, implemented to increase revenue, have played a foreseeable role in illicit drug sales to teens. Representing the families, the Social Media Victims Law Center has shared court filings detailing Snapchat’s features, such as automatically deleted messages, geolocation functionality, and the My Eyes Only privacy feature, which allegedly make it attractive to drug dealers and difficult to track illegal activities.
Heartbreaking Stories: Personal Tragedies that Demand Accountability
Among the families affected are television host Dr. Laura Berman and her husband Sam Chapman, who lost their 16-year-old son Sammy to a fentanyl-laced pill allegedly obtained through Snapchat. The lead plaintiff, Amy Neville, shared the devastating loss of her 14-year-old son Alexander, who also succumbed to a fentanyl-laced oxycodone pill, allegedly acquired via Snapchat. These heart-wrenching stories underscore the urgency of bringing Snapchat to account for the devastating consequences its platform allegedly enabled.
Our Commitment to Justice: Advocating for Families
At AMA Law, we understand the profound pain and loss these families are enduring. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to representing families seeking justice against Snapchat. We believe in accountability and ensuring that tech companies prioritize user safety over profits.
Contact Us: Your Partners in the Pursuit of Justice
If you are a family affected by this issue or if you seek justice for a loved one, reach out to AMA Law. Our compassionate and skilled legal team is ready to provide the support and representation you need in this challenging time. Get a free case evaluation, and don’t pay unless you win!