Once again, a lawsuit brought by a man seriously injured when he was hit by a young driver trying to record herself doing 100 miles an hour on Snapchat’s “Speed Filter” was before the Georgia Court of Appeals on Tuesday, and once again, the judges were asked to revive it after a trial court threw it out.
Attorneys for the plaintiff and Snapchat drew starkly different pictures of what legal responsibility the instant messaging app could have for the accident, with plaintiffs lawyer Naveen Ramachandrappa arguing that Snapchat users often play a “dangerous game” of trying to capture images of themselves going 100 mph or faster, and that the company tacitly “encouraged” the practice.
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