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How a California court ruling could impact Amazon — and other e-commerce marketplaces – ModernRetail

Butler Snow attorney Derek S. Rajavuori was recently quoted in an article by ModernRetail about how a court in California just held Amazon liable for a defective product sold by a third-party seller.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

Yet the Loomis case, if nothing else, solidifies that Amazon has a real liability risk in that state. “It’s going to carry a lot of weight in California,” said Derek Rajavuori, a lawyer focused on products litigation at the Butler Snow Law Firm. “Now we have two different California courts of appeal holding that Amazon can be held liable.” California is a massive state, and Amazon now runs a real risk that any of California’s 40 million residents could buy a dangerous product and then demand Amazon pay up.

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