Court docket: Merchandise Legal responsibility Plaintiffs Cannot Goal Amazon Over Third-Occasion Vendor’s Harmful Merchandise

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Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore, MD. November 28, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

A split Texas Supreme Court ruled that product liability plaintiffs cannot sue Amazon.com Inc. if they are harmed by products purchased from a third party on the retail platform.

In the 5-2 ruling in the Amazon.com v. McMillan case, the Supreme Court had to decide, without the participation of a judge, whether Amazon is considered a "seller" under the Texas Common Law Product Liability Act if the website serves as a platform for retailers from all over the world World to reach consumers.

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