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Hearing on Snap’s Motion to Dismiss the Complaint

October 18, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm

Snap INC.’s attempt to dismiss grieving parents’ lawsuit.

Hearing on Snap’s motion to Dismiss Neville et al v. Snap Inc., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 22STCV33500

The plaintiffs will hold a press conference prior to the proceedings on Friday morning. Victims’ families, alongside council, Social Media Victims Law Center and C.A. Goldberg, will speak with press on the courthouse steps about their historic lawsuit against Snap Inc.


9:30 AM PST, Wednesday, 18 October 2023


The plaintiffs impacted by these proceeding s include 63 grieving families who say that Snap Inc knowingly allowed criminal behavior on the platform, Snapchat, and even targeted their children with drug advertisements and connections at the cost of their children’s lives.

The judge in this case, Honorable Lawrence P. Riff, will hear Snap Inc’s motion for sanctions against the plaintiffs along with a motion to have the case dismissed by the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Snap Inc’s legal maneuvers are typical of a mega corporation attempting to evade accountability. To disrupt and confuse proceedings in this way is all a part of the greater strategy to deflect and allay shareholders’ concerns.

While today is another day at the office for Snap and its legal representatives, it’s far more for the plaintiffs who represent a small fraction of the overall carnage left in the wake of Snap Inc’s platform, Snapchat.

Plaintiffs contend that each day, untold numbers of illicit drug transactions, extortion schemes, sharing of child abuse materials, suicidal exploitation, and more take place on Snapchat with mortal consequences. Plaintiffs contend that many of the negative issues that are prevalent on the platform are not bugs, but instead are known and foreseeable outcomes of the platform’s design and programming decisions.

As discovery and denials pile up, Snap Inc’s methods and motivations become startlingly clear. From the beginning, Snapchat was built for sexting and drug procurement without consequence, created by and appealing to adults who sought to circumvent societal norms via their mobile devices.

The dangerous nature of the Snapchat platform was intentional and was purposely targeted at young people through “dark patterns,” or strategies designed to lure and capture users through careful psychological hacks, marketing, and then monopolization of the social media space amongst young Americans.

Read the complaint here:


Read recent statements by law enforcement, Plaintiffs’ legal team, and plaintiffs themselves in response to Snap Inc’s efforts to deflect:


For questions or more information please contact

Amy Neville amy@anfhelp.org 480-213-3705

Sam Chapman schapman@primemediamanagement.com 312-961-9492


October 18, 2023
9:30 am - 11:00 pm


Alexander Neville Foundation


Los Angeles Superior Courthouse, 312 N Spring Street
312 N Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
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