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Product Liability

Online Retail Laws and Third-party Sellers

In some ways, online retail is the “Wild West” of product liability law, because there are still many questions and relatively little precedent. Among the cases that have been resolved in this arena, some have been in favor of the victim, and some with the retailer.

E-commerce Lawsuit: An Overview

Product liability is the area of law that applies when a defective or dangerous product injures someone and they file a claim. Historically, when referring to consumer retail products, the law has largely applied to items purchased at brick and mortar stores.

Amazon Product Injury Statistics: Which Products Cause the Most Injuries

March 15, 2022 Product Liability

Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world, delivering over $386 billion dollars worth of products to customers in 2020.  While the retail giant lists and sells millions of products, millions more are listed and sold by third-party sellers.

Are Retailers Liable for Defective Products?

June 14, 2021 Product Liability

When a retailer advertises an item for sale, it is implied that they ensure the product is safe and suitable for use. Even though a retailer may not have manufactured or distributed a defective product, they can be held liable for any injuries or losses caused by a product they sold. 

What Do You Do if You Were Injured by a Defective Product You Purchased?

Being injured by a defective product can be a terrifying and unexpected experience. The steps you take after can significantly impact the success of your potential claim. After being hurt: 

Get Medical Care

Your health is the first priority.

Who is Legally Responsible For Defective Products?

June 9, 2021 Product Liability

Any party involved in a defective product’s chain of distribution can be legally responsible if it causes harm. In most cases, the liability falls on the manufacturer and sometimes the retailer.

What is Product Liability Negligence?

June 4, 2021 Product Liability

When pursuing a product liability claim, there are several different legal theories on which you can base your claim. Those include strict liability, breach of warranty, and negligence. 

The Theory of Negligence 

Consumers expect products to be safe when used as they are intended.

Ninth Circuit says Snapchat potentially liable for driving fatalities

by Jeremy Robinson

On May 4, 2021, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Lemmon v. Snap, Inc., No. 20-55295, that Snap, Inc., the maker of the popular social media app Snapchat, was not protected by the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C.