California Appeals Court Rules Amazon Can Be Held Liable For Defective Products Sold Through Its Site

California Appeals Court Rules Amazon Can Be Held Liable For Defective Products Sold Through Its Site

Lieff Cabraser attorney Evan Ballan & Ben Siminou of Siminou Appeals file persuasive amicus brief on behalf of Public Justice and the CAOC in support of injured plaintiff Angela Bolger

A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Amazon can be held strictly liable in the state for dangerously defective products sold by third parties on its website, including those listed as being “Fulfilled by Amazon.” The pivotal decision comes after evidence was presented showing that the company’s online marketplace is flooded with defective, dangerous, counterfeit, substandard, and even flat-out illegal products. [Read more…]