Plaintiffs in Sex Trafficking case Lose First Round in Right of Publicity Claim Against Backpage

By Jennifer E. Rothman
May 15, 2015

A case involving the use of Backpage to facilitate sex trafficking and prostitution and privacy-based misappropriation claims under Rhode Island and Massachusetts laws was rejected by a Massachusetts district court on May 15, 2015 and is now pending appeal in the First Circuit.

Doe ex rel Roe v., LLC, __ F.3d __, 2015 WL 2340771 (D. Mass. 2015), pending appeal.