Plaintiffs in Sex Trafficking case Lose First Round in Right of Publicity Claim Against Backpage

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 10:15am

A case involving the use of Backpage to facilitate sex trafficking and prostitution and privacy-based misappropriation claims under Rhode Island and Massachusetts laws was rejected by a Massachusetts district court on May 15, 2015 and is now pending appeal in the First Circuit.

Doe ex rel Roe v. Backpage.com, LLC, __ F.3d __, 2015 WL 2340771 (D. Mass. 2015), pending appeal.