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Oregon Pursues Legal Action Against Meta Over Alleged UTPA Violations

by Legal PDFFebruary 6th, 2024
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Oregon's Attorney General accuses Meta of violating the state's Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA) by failing to disclose material defects in its social media platforms, allegedly contributing to users' compulsive and unhealthy usage patterns. Legal action seeks injunction, restitution, civil penalties, and legal costs.

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The United States v Meta Platforms Court Filing October 24, 2023 is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. You can jump to any part in this filing here. This is part 91 of 100.

COUNT XLVI: VIOLATIONS OF OREGON’S UTPA, O.R.S. § 646.608(1)(t)

1116. The State of Oregon, ex rel. Ellen F. Rosenblum, Attorney General, incorporates and realleges each of the paragraphs 1 through 850 and Counts XLIV and XLV as if fully set forth herein.


1117. Meta, acting in the course of its businesses, vocations, or occupations, violated O.R.S. § 646.608(1)(t) when Meta failed to disclose concurrent with tender or delivery of Meta’s Social Media Platforms known material defects and material nonconformities resulting in young users’ compulsive and unhealthy use of and addiction to Meta’s Social Media Platforms.


1118. Meta’s violations of the UTPA set forth herein were willful because Meta knew or should have known that its conduct violated the UTPA.


1119. Pursuant to O.R.S. §§ 646.632, 646.636, and 646.642, the State of Oregon seeks a permanent injunction against Meta; restitution for consumers; civil penalties up to $25,000 per willful violation; and costs, reasonable expenses, and attorneys’ fees.


1120. Meta and each Defendant was served with a notice in writing that identified the alleged unlawful conduct and the relief the State would seek. Neither Meta nor any Defendant executed and delivered a satisfactory assurance of voluntary compliance as provided in O.R.S. § 646.632(2).



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