Twitter Federal Appellate Court Decisions

Weston Family Partnership LLLP v. Twitter, Inc.

Filed: March 23, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 20-17465

Securities Fraud. The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit under §§ 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5, alleging that Twitter, Inc., misled investors by hiding the scope of software bugs that hampered its advertisement customization. Twitter shares users’ cell phone location data with companies that pay more for ads tailored to certain users, but it permits users to opt out of such data-sharing. In…

Twitter, Inc. v. Paxton

Filed: March 2, 2022


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 21-15869

Civil Rights. The panel affirmed the district court’s order dismissing, on ripeness grounds, an action brought by Twitter against Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, in his official capacity, alleging First Amendment retaliation. After the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Twitter banned President Donald Trump for life. Soon after Twitter announced the ban, the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) served Twitter with a Civil Investigative Demand (CID)…

Angel Colon, et al. v. Twitter, Inc., et al.

Filed: September 27, 2021


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Case Number: 20-11283

Retana v. Twitter, Inc.

Filed: June 16, 2021


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Case Number: 19-11389

VidStream LLC v. Twitter, Inc.

Filed: November 25, 2020


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case Number: 19-1734

TWITTER, INC. v. VIDSTREAM LLC

Filed: September 3, 2020


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case Number: 19-1708

VOIP-PAL.COM, INC. v. TWITTER, INC.

Filed: March 16, 2020


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case Number: 19-1808

Crosby v. Twitter, Inc.

Filed: April 16, 2019


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Case Number: 18-1426

TAMARA FIELDS V. TWITTER, INC.

Filed: January 31, 2018


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 16-17165

Anti-Terrorism Act. The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of an action seeking civil remedies under the Anti-Terrorism Act against Twitter, Inc. Plaintiffs, whose family members were killed while working as government contractors in Jordan in an attack for which ISIS claimed credit, alleged injury “by reason of” Twitter’s knowing provision of material support to ISIS. The panel affirmed the district court’s holding that plaintiffs failed to…

EASYWEB INNOVATIONS, LLC v. TWITTER, INC.

Filed: May 12, 2017


Court: US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case Number: 16-2066