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A solar eclipse in Columbia, South Carolina.

A pair of Amazon.com customers should be barred from bringing a class action over allegedly defective solar eclipse glasses that were purchased online last year, the e-commerce company told a judge Monday in South Carolina federal district court.

Lawyers for Amazon, represented by Greenville, South Carolina-based Gallivan, White & Boyd, contend the consumers’ claims must go to arbitration and that, additionally, the company is immune from liability under the federal Communications Decency Act, a law that can shield websites from liability over content posted by third parties.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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