Internet Brands Inc

Type: Company
Name: Internet Brands Inc
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

3 Questions After Model Mayhem's CDA Sec. 230 Immunity Denial

From 2006 to 2011, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders posed as talent scouts on ModelMayhem.com, a social network for aspiring models. The duo would lure women to Miami under false pretenses, then drug and sexually assault them on tape, marketing the ... [Published Findlaw Corporate Counsel - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Mealey's IP/Tech - 9th Circuit Permits Rape Victim To Sue Modeling Site For Negligence

PASADENA, Calif. - Because a rape victim is not treating a modeling network website's owner as the "publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider," a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 17 found ... [Published Mealey - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Rape victim's lawsuit against modeling website can proceed

A negligence claim filed against a website by a model who was raped after two men used the website to lure her to a fake audition is not barred by the Communications Decency Act, says an appellate court in overturning a lower court ruling and reinstating ... [Published Business Insurance - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 5 reports

CDA No Bar to Claim for Negligent Failure to Warn Website Users

A claim that a website negligently failed to warn users about sexual predators contacting and raping women who used the site is not barred by the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the Ninth Circuit found.The appellate court reversed a district court’s ... [Published JD Supra - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Doe v. Internet Brands, Inc.

9th Cir.John F. Walter, District Judge, Presiding Before: Mary M. Schroeder and Richard R. Clifton, Circuit Judges, and Brian M. Cogan, District Judge.*Communications Decency Act did not preclude rape victim's state-law failure-to-warn negligence claim ... [Published Recorder - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Ninth Circuit Rules Rape Victim Can Sue Modeling Website

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitSAN FRANCISCO ­— In a case with significant potential consequences for the Internet and grisly underlying facts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revived a lawsuit against the owner of a modeling ... [Published Recorder - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Alleged Rape Victim Can Sue South Bay Networking Website

“This is a landmark decision and a victory for victims of sexual abuse,” said Jeff Herman, the plaintiff’s attorney.An aspiring model who said she was drugged and raped on video by two men who lured her to a fake audition after she posted information ... [Published Manhattan Beach Patch - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Lead Generation Is the Most Effective Online Marketing Technique for Law Firms, Says Martindale Survey

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/14 -- Online lead generation services have permanently changed the legal industry and are the most effective online marketing technique for helping law firms grow their businesses, according to a new Martindale ... [Published WGNT - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Idealab Founder Launches IdeaMarket

Bill Gross, founder and chairman of Pasadena tech incubator Idealab, announced Monday a new company dedicated to matching ideas with investors and entrepreneurs.A combination of “ Kickstarter, Quirky and XPrize ,” IdeaMarket lets anyone submit a product ... [Published Los Angeles Business Journal - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 7 reports

Internet Brands shifts into High Gear

In Internet Brands’ first major business deal since selling to KKR for $1.1 billion three months ago, the El Segundo online media and software services company has acquired High Gear Media. The Menlo Park automotive publisher will be folded into Internet ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Hunger For Software Investments Drives Another Quick Fundraising

Associated Press/Ted S. Warren When it comes to software-focused funds, limited partners are taking a page from Billy Idol and crying “more, more, more.” JMI Equity is the latest beneficiary of this trend, closing its latest and largest fund above ... [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 13 reports

Why Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR) Stock Is Up Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts  shares are up 1.1% to $23.16 on Tuesday following reports that the company agreed to buy Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity Fund for $1.1 billion.Internet Brands operates a number ... [Published The Street Latest - Jun 03 2014]

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"[S]ection 230(c)(1) bars only liability that treats a website as a publisher or speaker of content provided by somebody else: in the words of the statute, 'information provided by another information content provider.' ... A post or email warning that Internet Brands generated would involve only content that Internet Brands itself produced. An alleged tort based on a duty that would require such a self-produced warning therefore falls outside of section 230(c)(1)." The Ninth Circuit carefully noted, twice, that it expressed no opinion on the merits of Doe's "" tort, the Tarsoff claim (codified at )...
PASADENA, Calif. - Because a rape victim is not treating a modeling network website's owner as the "publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider" a Ninth Circuit U S Court of Appeals panel on Sept...
...Both have been given life sentences for what they did. The story behind that link has the following tidbit that becomes more important: "State prosecutors initially charged the men in Broward County, but they were freed on bond and continued to prey on women while they were free , prosecutors said." The case here involves one of the victims of this situation suing Internet Brands, the company that owned Model Mayhem for at least some of the time...
The panel also made clear, however, that despite reversing and remanding the lower court ruling, "We express no opinion on the viability of the failure to warn allegations on the merits. We hold only that the CDA is not a valid basis to dismiss Jane Doe’s complaint."

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3 Questions After Model Mayhem's CDA Sec. 230 I... [Published Findlaw Corporate Counsel - Sep 19 2014]
Mealey's IP/Tech - 9th Circuit Permits Rape Vic... [Published Mealey - Sep 19 2014]
Rape victim's lawsuit against modeling website ... [Published Business Insurance - Sep 18 2014]
CDA No Bar to Claim for Negligent Failure to Wa... [Published JD Supra - Sep 18 2014]
Horrifying 'Rape Scam' Case Leads To Questionab... [Published Techdirt - Sep 18 2014]
Modeling Website Didn't Warn Users Rapists Were... [Published Forbes.com - Sep 18 2014]
Doe v. Internet Brands, Inc. [Published Recorder - Sep 18 2014]
9th Circuit: Rape Victim May Sue Model Mayhem [Published AVN - Sep 18 2014]
Ninth Circuit Rules Rape Victim Can Sue Modelin... [Published Recorder - Sep 18 2014]
Alleged Rape Victim Can Sue South Bay Networkin... [Published Manhattan Beach Patch - Sep 17 2014]
Claim by Woman Raped by Model Mayhem Users Revi... [Published Courthouse News Service - Sep 17 2014]
Lead Generation Is the Most Effective Online Ma... [Published WGNT - Sep 09 2014]
Idealab Founder Launches IdeaMarket [Published Los Angeles Business Journal - Sep 09 2014]
Say goodbye to accelerators and hello to IdeaMa... [Published PandoDaily - Sep 08 2014]
IdeaMarket : Launches a Startup Marketplace Bri... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 08 2014]
Internet Brands shifts into High Gear [Published Business First of Buffalo - Sep 04 2014]
Internet Brands Buys High Gear Media [Published Los Angeles Business Journal - Sep 03 2014]
Internet Brands Buys High Gear Media [Published Dow Jones Financial Information Services - Sep 03 2014]
High Gear Media Acquired By Internet Brands [Published Silicontap - Sep 03 2014]
Internet Brands Acquires High Gear Media [Published Town Hall - Sep 03 2014]
Internet Brands Acquires High Gear Media [Published Stockboard Media Inc. - Sep 03 2014]
Internet Brands Acquires High Gear Media [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Sep 03 2014]
JMI Closes $1B Fund in Robust Fundraising Climate [Published Mergers & Acquisitions - Aug 20 2014]
Hunger For Software Investments Drives Another ... [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Aug 20 2014]
Entrepreneurs // Helping To Solve The Tech ‘Bra... [Published MidWeek - Aug 20 2014]
Goldman, Blackstone kick in rich, 50 pct equity... [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 15 2014]
Hellman & Friedman to make nearly 2x with Inter... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jun 04 2014]
Why Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR) Stock Is U... [Published The Street Latest - Jun 03 2014]
KKR to buy Internet Brands for $1.1 billion: Re... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jun 03 2014]
The Morning Leverage: Pampered Pooches Join Mis... [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Jun 03 2014]
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Horrifying 'Rape Scam' Case Leads To Questionab... [Published Techdirt - Sep 18 2014]
For many years, we've written about the importance of the so-called "intermediary liability protections" found in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). The basic concept of Section 230 is that it's improper to blame a website for the ...
Internet Brands Acquires High Gear Media [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Sep 03 2014]
Combined Automotive Audience Will Number More Than 35 Million Unique Monthly Visitors ...
Hunger For Software Investments Drives Another ... [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Aug 20 2014]
Associated Press/Ted S. Warren When it comes to software-focused funds, limited partners are taking a page from Billy Idol and crying “more, more, more.” JMI Equity is the latest beneficiary of this trend, closing its latest and largest fund above ...
Goldman, Blackstone kick in rich, 50 pct equity... [Published PE Hub Blog - Aug 15 2014]
The Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking closed their nearly $1 billion acquisition of Ipreo Holdings last week, kicking in roughly 50 percent equity into the deal. The 50 percent is above the market norm. Most large LBOs these ...
Hellman & Friedman to make nearly 2x with Inter... [Published PE Hub Blog - Jun 04 2014]
​Hellman & Friedman , which has been expected to begin marketing its latest pool, will nearly double its money with the sale of Internet Brands, peHUB has learned. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co  on Tuesday  agreed to buy Internet Brands  from Hellman ...
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