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U.S. Lawsuit Could Open ‘Giant Can of Worms’ in Amazon’s Fight Against Product Recalls

A U.S. safety regulator’s decision last week to sue Amazon.com Inc. could bring clarity to a question that has long befuddled courts and state legislatures nationwide: Who is responsible when a product bought from the world’s largest online retailer hurts …

Amazon Should Be Held Partially Responsible for Third Party Sellers: Viewpoint

One day in January 2015, Heather Oberdorf took her dog for a walk, using a $20 retractable leash she had bought from Furry Gang, a third-party seller on Amazon. It did not go well: her dog lunged, causing the collar …

Court Holds Amazon Liable for Products of Other Vendors Sold on Its Site

A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled against Amazon.com Inc. in a case that could expose the online retailer to lawsuits from customers who buy defective products from third-party vendors through its website. Numerous other courts, including two federal appeals …