“We don't believe that has been done before, and to my knowledge other Backpage plaintiffs have not filed RICO or Thirteenth Amendment claims,” said a spokesman for the law firm handling the suit, Boies Schiller & Flexner. One of the attorneys is Orlando-based Karen Dyer. Legal Momentum is also representing the plaintiffs.Read the full story.
Karen Chesley of Boies Schiller Flexner, who is litigating a civil case against Backpage.com in Florida launched last year with the women’s advocacy group Legal Momentum, said fears about expansive new liability for tech companies are overblown. “It would be a tortured reading of the bill to say that accepting seemingly legitimate ads, without more, would create liability for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking,” she said.