Handgun and Ammo (Source: Unsplash)

Florida Court Backs Facebook In Cloned Ammunition Company Account Case

Handgun and Ammo (Source: Unsplash)
Handgun and Ammo (Source: Unsplash)

A state appeals court Wednesday backed Facebook’s argument that it should be dismissed from a lawsuit filed by an ammunition company that alleged an account was cloned on the Facebook Marketplace platform.

According to Wednesday’s ruling by a panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal, the company, Grind Hard Holdings, LLC, filed the lawsuit after it discovered an unknown Facebook user had cloned its account, solicited orders for ammunition, and failed to deliver the ammunition.

In addition to filing a suit against the unknown user, John Doe, the company sued Facebook in a Miami-Dade County circuit court.

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Wednesday’s ruling said Facebook sought to suspend the fraudulent account and obtain documents to identify the unknown user.

However, Facebook is part of Meta Platforms, Inc., which is incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in California.

It said the case should be dismissed because of a lack of jurisdiction in Florida courts. The panel agreed, reversing a circuit judge’s decision.

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