SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — An Arizona family is suing three social media platforms, alleging negligence and violation of federal law.
Mehier Taamneh, Lawrence Taamneh, Dimana Taamneh and Sara Taamneh filed a complaint July 20 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Twitter Inc., Google Inc., and Facebook Inc.,alleging they allowed terrorists to use social media to carry out their terrorist activities in violation of the Antiterrorism Act.
According to the complaint, the Taamnehs suffered damages as the result of the murder of Nawras Alassaf in Istanbul, Turkey on Jan 1. The plaintiffs allege the defendants provided material support and resources to terrorist groups including ISIS by allowing them to utilize the social media.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, compensatory damages, treble damages, all legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorneys Keith Altman and Solomon Radnerof Excolo Law, PLLC in Southfield, Michigan, and Ari Kresch of 1-800-Law-Firm, PLLC in Southfield, Michigan.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-04107-KAW