A federal judge has rejected a shooting victim's attempt to blame Craigslist for posting the ads of a gun dealer who sold the weapon that injured him. Calvin Gibson claimed Craigslist breached a duty of care to ensure that "inherently hazardous objects, such as handguns" do not come into the hands of people like the man who shot Gibson in 2008. But the judge found that Craigslist is entitled to immunity under the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Gibson had sought $10 million in compensatory damages.
Judge Dismisses Shooting Victim's Suit Against Craigslist Over Gun Ad
New York Law Journal
June 17, 2009