Amazon Found Subject to Strict Products Liability

A Third Circuit panel of Judges held that a product liability lawsuit may continue against the global giant Amazon.  Over the past couple of years, Amazon has faced product liability lawsuits and has been successful in arguing that they are not liable for product liability actions stemming from sales of their third-party sellers. While most product liability claims are typically determined by state law, Amazon’s safe haven with regards to product liability claims is now under fire in several states. Continue reading “Amazon Found Subject to Strict Products Liability”

Second Department Reverses Trial Court’s Decision in Products Liability Case

The Appellate Division Second Department reversed an Order of the Supreme Court, Richmond County, denying the defendants’ motions for summary judgment in a products liability case. The case involved a food preparation worker at a restaurant who lost several fingers in a cheese grater.  The worker intended to dislodge a piece of cheese from a cheese grater by placing his fingers in the hopper of the grater without turning it off.  The plaintiff’s fingers then struck the spinning blade of the grinder, causing him to sustain the loss of several fingers. The plaintiff then commenced an action against the restaurant, its owner, as well as the distributor and seller of the meat grinder.
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