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Snapchat, the popular social media platform operated by Snap Inc., has faced a series of Snapchat lawsuits in recent years alleging that its design features and inadequate safety measures have made it a breeding ground for “sextortion” and other forms of extortion and exploitation, particularly targeting minors. These legal actions have highlighted significant concerns parents have about this app’s responsibility to protect its young users from predators who misuse its features. The consequences when this happens can be tragic.


Snapchat, launched in 2011, quickly gained popularity, especially among younger demographics, for its unique features, such as disappearing messages, which kids love for obvious reasons, and multimedia sharing.

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The Fosamax lawsuit suffered a long and slow death.  The plaintiffs did not deserve this long and awful ride.  But the litigation over a decade later appears to be (nearly) dead. This post was first written in 2013 and has been updated in 2023 and 2024.

March 2024 Foxamax Lawsuit Update

Lawyers for patients involved in litigation against Merck regarding its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, which is alleged to increase the risk of painful bone fractures, argued before a Third Circuit panel on Tuesday that a letter from the FDA rejecting changes to the drug’s label does not constitute a final agency action triggering federal preemption of state law failure-to-warn claims.