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Amazon Not a ‘Seller’ Under National Court Consensus, It Says

Oct. 18, 2019, 7:25 PM

Recent court decisions have created a “national consensus” that Amazon.com, Inc. isn’t a seller of products offered on its web marketplace, the company told the full Third Circuit in a product liability suit.

And the federal appeals court would overstep its bounds if it finds that the company is a seller under Pennsylvania law, as a prior three-judge panel said. That’s because such a holding would extend existing state law, it says.

Also at issue in the case is whether the Communications Decency Act immunizes the web platform provider from suit, but Amazon didn’t add to that argument in its...

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