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Don’t be fooled by Amazon’s new product liability policies

August 10, 2021 Ecommerce,Knowledge Base

By Jeremy K. Robinson

Starting September 1, 2021, Amazon will implement new policies that will affect any customer harmed by a defective product coming from Amazon.com. Amazon’s announcement of the changes is here.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Order Amazon to Recall Several Products

July 16, 2021 Ecommerce,Knowledge Base

July 15, 2021

by Jeremy K. Robinson

On July 14, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed a first-of-its-kind administrative enforcement complaint against Amazon demanding that Amazon take action over several hazardous products sold through Amazon’s Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) process.

Bloomberg Law – Amazon Off Hook For Marketplace Sale Injury

July 8, 2021 Ecommerce,News Articles

CaseyGerry partner, Jeremy K. Robinson recently spoke with Bloomberg Law on the recent court decision in Amazon.com v. McMillan.  The Texas court ruled in favor of Amazon.com, holding that the ecommerce company could not be held liable under Texas law.

Amazon escapes liability in Texas

July 6, 2021 Ecommerce,Knowledge Base

Amazon escapes liability in Texas by Jeremy Robinson July 6, 2021

On June 25, 2021, in Amazon.com, Inc. v. McMillan, No. 20-0979, 2021 WL 2605885  (Tex. June 25, 2021), the Texas Supreme Court held that under Texas law, Amazon couldn’t be held liable as the “seller” of a defective product.

What is Considered a Defective Product?

June 7, 2021 Ecommerce

Products are considered to be defective when they have design, manufacturing, or marketing defects. When these flaws make the product unreasonably dangerous, victims have the right to pursue a product liability claim for compensation. 

Is Amazon Liable For Defective Products?

June 2, 2021 Ecommerce

Amazon can be held liable for defective products that they sell from third parties on its Marketplace and are “Fulfilled by Amazon.” In August 2020, an appeals court in California reversed a 2019 trial court ruling and stated that federal law does not shield Amazon from third-party defective product liability.

Broadband Breakfast – E-Commerce Liability Cases Could Open Floodgates For Lawsuits

June 1, 2021 Ecommerce,News Articles

Broadband Breakfast’s article, “E-Commerce Liability Cases Could Open Floodgates For Lawsuits, Panelists Agree,” covers a recent ITIF webinar on recent rulings against Amazon, proposed legislation, and what all this means for Amazon and other e-tailers.

Webinar – Should online Marketplaces be liable for defective products?

June 1, 2021 Ecommerce,Knowledge Base

CaseyGerry partner Jeremy Robinson speaks with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) on recent e-commerce liability cases, proposed legislation, and the potential impact on e-tailers, in the ITIF Webinar – Should Online Marketplaces be liable for defective products?