Welcome

Amazon Defeats Appeal in Caffeine Powder Death Suit

Feb. 19, 2019, 6:19 PM

Amazon.com Inc. fended off an appeal over the death of a teen who suffered caffeine toxicity allegedly linked to caffeine powder sold by a third party on the retailer’s site.

A trial court properly found Amazon provided only a platform for the transaction and wasn’t a “supplier” subject to liability under Ohio product liability law, an Ohio appeals court said.

Cases from other jurisdictions show a disinclination to hold Amazon liable as a seller, distributor, or supplier of products offered for sale on its site by third parties, the Ohio Court of Appeals said Feb. 19.

Amazon has dodged several ...

To read the full article log in.

Learn more about a Bloomberg Law subscription.