November 16, 2020

California Court of Appeal Finds Amazon Is Not Shielded from Liability for Defective Product Sold Through Its Website

Faegre Drinker on Products Blog

In a decision that may impact future e-commerce, the California Court of Appeal held in Bolger v. Amazon.com, LLC that under California law, Amazon could be strictly liable for an allegedly defective battery manufactured by a third-party and sold on its website.  The Court further found Amazon was not immune from liability under the Communications Decency Act.  The Court reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Amazon.

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