No. 21-56293.

51 F.4th 1137 (2022)

Jane DOES, No. 1-6; John Does, No. 2, 3, and 5, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. REDDIT, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed October 24, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Krysta K. Pachman (argued), Davida Brook , and Halley W. Josephs , Susman Godfrey L.L.P., Los Angeles, California; Arun Subramanian , Tamar E. Lusztig , and Amy Gregory , Susman Godfrey L.L.P., New York, New York; Steve Cohen and Raphael Janove , Pollock Cohen LLP, New York, New York; for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Theane Evangelis (argued), Michael H. Dore , Bradley J. Hamburger , and Matt A. Getz , Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Los Angeles, California; Kristin A. Linsley and Matthew N. Ball , Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco, California; for Defendant-Appellee.

Andrew J. Pincus , Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, D.C.; Avi M. Kupfer , Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, Illinois; for Amici Curiae Chamber of Progress and Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Marci A. Hamilton , Alice Bohn , and Jessica Schidlow , CHILD USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Andrew N. Chang , Esner Chang & Boyer, Pasadena, California; for Amicus Curiae Child USA.

Partial Concurrence by Judge R. Nelson.


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