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Online Retail Laws and Third-party Sellers

In some ways, online retail is the “Wild West” of product liability law, because there are still many questions and relatively little precedent. Among the cases that have been resolved in this arena, some have been in favor of the victim, and some with the retailer.

Suing for Injuries Related to Smartphone Apps

July 7, 2022 Ecommerce

We often discuss the nuances of product liability law as it relates to e-commerce. But injuries and wrongful death have involved a variety of digital platforms. When these situations involve something conceptual like using software, rather than a product, they raise the question: Can people sue when injuries and death occur?

E-commerce Lawsuit: An Overview

Product liability is the area of law that applies when a defective or dangerous product injures someone and they file a claim. Historically, when referring to consumer retail products, the law has largely applied to items purchased at brick and mortar stores.

The Dangers of Ethanol-Fueled Products

Ethanol fireplaces with sleek, blue tinged flames dancing over white smooth rocks seem like the epitome of modern home décor. Without the need for a chimney, and practically odorless, they are an alternative to traditional fireplaces and outdoor fire pits.

Bloomberg Law – Amazon’s New Distributor Status Means Safety ‘Headache’ Ahead

February 16, 2022 Ecommerce,News Articles

CaseyGerry partner, Jeremy K. Robinson recently spoke with Bloomberg Law on what’s new status as ‘Distributor’ could mean for the company and for the e-commerce industry in general in, “Amazon’s New Distributor Status Means Safety ‘Headache’ Ahead.”

Don’t be fooled by Amazon’s new product liability policies

August 10, 2021 Ecommerce,Knowledge Base

By Jeremy K. Robinson

Starting September 1, 2021, Amazon will implement new policies that will affect any customer harmed by a defective product coming from Amazon’s announcement of the changes is here.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Order Amazon to Recall Several Products

July 16, 2021 Ecommerce,Knowledge Base

July 15, 2021

by Jeremy K. Robinson

On July 14, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed a first-of-its-kind administrative enforcement complaint against Amazon demanding that Amazon take action over several hazardous products sold through Amazon’s Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) process.

Bloomberg Law – Amazon Off Hook For Marketplace Sale Injury

July 8, 2021 Ecommerce,News Articles

CaseyGerry partner, Jeremy K. Robinson recently spoke with Bloomberg Law on the recent court decision in v. McMillan.  The Texas court ruled in favor of, holding that the ecommerce company could not be held liable under Texas law.