MySpace teen suit dismissed by court
Feb 15, 2007
News Corp.'s MySpace said Wednesday a federal court dismissed a negligence lawsuit filed by the family of a teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by someone she met on the popular Internet social network.
Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western district of Texas granted MySpace's motion to dismiss the charges of negligence, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.
Parents have an obligation to watch their children, period. There are numerous safeguards built into to many web sites, but there will never be a way of stopping all abuse.
Imagine suing the phone company, because an attacker used the phone to set-up the crime. I could go on and on, but it would mean nothing to the "trial attorneys", who will sue for any reason. They do more to harm our economy than Iraq or Hurricane Katrina put together.
There are valid reasons to bring litigation, but this suit is simply a bunch of money hungry lawyers satisfying their sick needs.