Fox v. Amazon.com, Inc.

Battery in hoverboard purchased on Amazon.com starts fire, destroys Davidson County, Tenn. family’s home; two children have to jump to safety from the second floor. The family obtains a default judgment against the maker of the hoverboard. Can the family sue Amazon? The Sixth Circuit says yes. Though the state products liability and consumer protection claims are out, the family can go forward on its tort claim that Amazon should’ve done more when it discovered the dangerousness of hoverboards.

Tags: 2019, Consumer Protection, Products Liability, Sixth Circuit, Tort Law

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