« Judge dismisses anti-filibuster lawsuit | Main | Royce Lamberth and the art of judicial writing »

December 29, 2012

Larry Klayman loses mega-suit against Facebook

Klayman v. #Facebook has now ended in a knock-out #legal victory for the social media giant.

In a 12-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has dismissed a $1 billion, or so, lawsuit filed by former Judicial Watch head and current Freedom Watch chairman Larry Klayman. Mr. Klayman, who files many lawsuits, had accused Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg of "assault and negligence" for having allowed the posting of a page for the "Third Palestinian Intifada." The organization, or whatever it was, used its Facebook page to call for "an uprising beginning on May 15, 2011, after Muslim prayers [were] completed, announcing and threatening that ‘Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once Muslims have killed all the Jews.’”

Facebook initially refused to take the page down, but finally did so, Klayman argued, "begrudgingly."

Judge Walton concluded that Facebook was not an "information content provider" and hence was not responsible for the noxious posting. The Communications Decency Act of 1996, Walton noted, "immunizes internet computer service providers from liability for the publication of information or speech originating from third parties."


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Larry Klayman loses mega-suit against Facebook:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


What an a**hole ol' Feet of Klay is, although Orly Taitz is running a close second in the vexatious litigant department.


Lucky for "Fox News"...had Judge Walton ruled that mere existence created some burden to actually be an information content provider, then Fox would have immediately been ruled into extinction.

breitling replica

watertight deepness above three hundred meters.

replica breitling

using handy outdoorsmen discern night and day. This hushed seeker variety

Nike Air Max Cheap

While the report is still not public

The comments to this entry are closed.



"Suits & Sentences" is a legal affairs blog written by Michael Doyle, a reporter for McClatchy's Washington Bureau. He was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Yale Law School, where he earned a Master of Studies in Law; he also earned a Masters in Government from The Johns Hopkins University with a thesis on the Freedom of Information Act. He teaches journalism as an adjunct instructor at The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.

Send a suggestion or news tip. Read Mike's stories at news.mcclatchydc.com.

Follow Mike on Twitter: @MichaelDoyle10

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4 5 6
    7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    21 22 23 24 25 26 27
    28 29 30 31