MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY v. TURO, INC (SJC

The Supreme Judicial Court today issued its decision in Massachusetts Port Authority v. Turo, et al (including 100 John Doe defendants) regarding Massport’s efforts to restrain the unregulated picking up and dropping off of passengers at Logan Airport, contrary to regulations adopted by Massport.  “Turo describes itself as ‘an online platform that operates a peer-to-peer marketplace connecting [hosts] with [guests] seeking cars on a short-term basis.’”  Massport sought and obtained an injunction prohibiting this activity.  Turo challenged the injunction on various grounds, including that it was immune from suit under 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(1), commonly known as § 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).  While upholding the Superior Court, the SJC remanded it so that a portion of the injunction could be modified to avoid confusion. Among other things, the case has a good discussion on the CDA, aiding and abetting conduct and the  issue of irreparable harm and property ownership

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