Bloomberg Law
Aug. 26, 2019, 7:18 PMUpdated: Aug. 26, 2019, 9:12 PM

Amazon Could Be Liable for Injury From Hoverboard (1)

Martina Barash
Martina Barash
Reporter Inc. is a “seller” under New Jersey product liability law and potentially liable to a child injured by a hoverboard sold through its marketplace, the District of New Jersey ruled Aug. 26.

The federal district court is the first to follow the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s decision in Oberdorf v. Inc., which held that the e-commerce giant could be liable under Pennsylvania law for injuries caused by items sold through the Amazon marketplace. The Third Circuit was the first federal appeals court to find Amazon subject to liability as the seller of an item ...

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