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Oberdorf v. Amazon.com Inc.

Pennsylvania woman purchases defective dog collar on Amazon.com. When it breaks, her dog’s retractable leash snaps back and hits her in the face, leaving her permanently blind in one eye. The maker of the collar can’t be located. Can she sue Amazon? The Third Circuit says yes—under both state and federal law. Dissent: The state law claims shouldn’t go forward.


Tags: 2019, Products Liability, Third Circuit, Tort Law

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