Prager University v. Google LLC, et al.

Case No.: 19-CV-340667    

This action arises from Prager University’s allegations that YouTube, LLC and its parent company Google LLC have unlawfully restricted content created by Prager on YouTube, defendants’ social media and video sharing platform. Before the Court are defendants’ demurrer to the operative First Amended Complaint (“FAC”) and Prager’s motion for a preliminary injunction. Both motions are opposed.

I. Factual and Procedural Background

As alleged in the FAC, Prager is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt, educational organization that promotes discussion on historical, religious, and current events by disseminating educational videos intended for younger, student-based audiences between the ages of 13 and 35. (FAC, ¶ 10.) The videos depict scholars, sources, and other prominent speakers who often espouse viewpoints in the mainstream of conservative thought. (Ibid.)

Defendants operate YouTube as the largest and most profitable mechanism for monetizing........