In re: Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3047)



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    About This Case

    This is a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) involving various defendants such as Meta Platforms, Inc., Instagram LLC, Snap, Inc., TikTok, Inc., ByteDance, Inc., YouTube LLC, Google LLC, and Alphabet Inc.  Plaintiffs have alleged that the defendants’ social media platforms are defective because they are designed to maximize screen time, which can encourage addictive behavior in adolescents.  As alleged, this conduct results in various emotional and physical harms, including death.

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    Selected case documents of special interest

    TypeDocument TitleDocket #Filing Date
    Order Setting Initial Conference210/11/2022
    Case Management Order No. 17511/10/2022
    Case Management Order No. 28211/15/2022
    Case Management Order No. 311112/15/2022
    Case Management Order No. 411912/19/2022
    Case Management Order No. 51643/3/2023
    Redacted Master Complaint180-13/10/2023
    Amended Master Complaint234-14/14/2023
    Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss43011/14/2023