This is an interesting article from the Washington Post in August 2020 concerning allegations and lawsuits that Amazon has sold defective products that have injured people, and several of the defenses it attempts to raise.
In March 2021 we blogged about one of the defenses Amazon typically raises – that in many instances it is just an “innocent retailer” under Texas law and not a product seller that can be held liable or responsible for product defects. We noted that the Texas Supreme Court is considering and will be ruling on that defense.
Per this article from Bloomberg Law, the Texas Supreme Court heard lawyer arguments in this case on March 25, 2021. We have not yet seen any ruling, but will monitor the case’s progress.
If You’ve Been Injured by a Defective Product, Call Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP
Meanwhile, while we await this ruling, if you or a loved one are injured or has died by what you think may be a defective product sold by Amazon and bought online, or a product you or a loved one purchased elsewhere at a brick and stick store in Texas (such as Home Depot, Lowe’s or Wal-Mart), do not hesitate to contact the product liability lawyers at Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP.
The lawyers at CAM are familiar with all potential workarounds relating to Texas’s “innocent retailer” rule, and likewise are familiar with how to hold manufacturers of defectively designed, built, or marketed (i.e. poor warnings or instructions) products liable for the harm those products cause.
Another important note, and as we’ve said in the past – if you or a loved one are injured by a defective product, please hold onto the product and keep it secure, keep it in the same condition it was in during the injury or death event, and, again, immediately contact the product liability lawyers at Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP.