Recently, the appeal for the Bolger v. Amazon.com, Inc. case was reversed by a California Appellate Court holding the online retailer accountable for defective products sold on their website under tort liability. Over half of the world’s largest retailer’s products sold originate from third-party sellers, with two-thirds of those sellers using the “Fulfilled by Amazon” endorsement for their products.
According to The Legal Examiner, “Recent investigations have shown that Amazon is flooded with defective, dangerous, counterfeit, substandard, and flat-out illegal products, putting all of us who order from Amazon at risk.”
This ruling gives consumers the opportunity for proper remedy should they fall victim to potentially dangerous products. The products are often sold by foreign entities with made-up names that cannot be located, which hinders service as a suit is sought out.
Public Justice teamed with Consumer Attorneys of California on this case. Together, they filed an Amicus Brief arguing on behalf of the Plaintiff, who suffered from serious burns requiring hospitalization after a defective laptop battery purchased from a third-party seller exploded soon after receipt.
To read more about this victory for consumers, click here for the full article by F. Paul Bland, Jr. of The Legal Examiner.
We at Advocate Capital, Inc. are proud to support the important work done by trial lawyers everywhere and Associations like Public Justice and Consumer Attorneys of California to keep all consumers safe.
Buffy D. Escue
Executive Client Manager
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