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Michael Hoenig is a member of Herzfeld & Rubin. Michael Hoenig

The July 4th celebrations notably include bedazzling fireworks displays. This year, however, there also were legal fireworks of a sort in and around July 4th. On July 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that Amazon could be subjected to strict products liability for defective goods that cause injury or damage. Oberdorf v. Amazon.com, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 19982 (3d Cir. July 3, 2019). Then, on July 5, the Sixth Circuit held that Amazon could be liable for damage and injuries caused by failure to warn the consumer about dangers of the product. Fox v. Amazon.com, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 20043 (6th Cir. July 5, 2019).


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