LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The family of a woman who died during the 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., is suing Twitter, Google and Facebook, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, liability and negligence.
Gregory Clayborn, individually and as successor in interest of the estate of Sierra Clayborn, Kim Clayborn, Tamishia Clayborn, and Vanessa Nguyen, individually and as successor in interest of the estate of Tin Nguyen, Trung Go, Jacob Thalasinos and James Thalasinos filed a complaint May 3 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Twitter Inc., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., alleging they allowed terrorists to use their social networks to spread propaganda.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were damaged from being killed or injured due to terrorist activities. The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to filter their users to prevent ISIS terrorists from using their social media platform to recruit and spread terrorism.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, compensatory damages, treble damages, court costs and all further relief the court grants. They are represented by attorneys Keith L. Altman and Solomon M. Radner of Excolo Law, PLLC in Southfield, Michigan, and by Theida Salazar of the Law Office of Theida Salazar in Burbank, California..
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-03344-SJO-MRW