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California court rules Amazon can be liable for defective goods sold on its marketplace

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

The ruling deals a major blow to Amazon, which has for years fought off product liability lawsuits.
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A California appeals court just ruled that Amazon is legally liable for defective products sold on its site by third parties

A California appeals court just ruled that Amazon is legally liable for defective products sold on its site by third parties

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

An appeals court in California ruled Thursday that Amazon is legally liable for defective products sold on its site by third parties.
The court said Amazon "was pivotal in bringing the product," a defective replacement laptop battery, to a customer, who alleged she was burned when it exploded.
The ruling reverses an earlier court's decision in favor of Amazon, and could open up Amazon to huge legal costs or force it to police sellers on its site more strictly.
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A Senate committee voted to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Twitter, and...

A Senate committee voted to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Twitter, and Facebook to testify before Congress

Summary List Placement A Senate committee voted Thursday to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter to make them testify before congress after the executives didn't... Read more ...

Amy Coney Barrett signed an advertisement by an anti-abortion group that...

Amy Coney Barrett signed an advertisement by an anti-abortion group that supports criminalizing doctors who perform the procedure, new report says

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, in 2006 publicly backed an anti-abortion group that opposes Roe v. Wade, a new... Read more ...

CDC Extends Ban On Cruises From U.S. Ports

CDC Extends Ban On Cruises From U.S. Ports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the 'no sail' order for cruise lines until Oct. 31. The CDC had wanted the delay into next year but the White House... Read more ...

Pfizer CEO: ‘Disappointed' in presidential debate, vows no political...

Pfizer CEO: ‘Disappointed' in presidential debate, vows no political pressure on Covid shot

The CEO of Pfizer - one of the frontrunners in the coronavirus vaccine race - said in a staff memo Thursday that the company wouldn't cave to political pressure to rush its... Read more ...

Nancy Pelosi blasts the White House's $1.6 trillion stimulus plan, saying...

Nancy Pelosi blasts the White House's $1.6 trillion stimulus plan, saying it's not even 'half a loaf'

Summary List Placement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore into the White House's $1.6 trillion stimulus package, saying it doesn't do enough to address the twin economic and... Read more ...

United And American Airlines Tell 32,000 Employees They're Now On Furlough

United And American Airlines Tell 32,000 Employees They're Now On Furlough

"To our departing 13,000 family members: thank you for your dedication and we look forward to welcoming you back," United told employees, as CARES Act payroll aid was set to... Read more ...

You can earn up to 140,000 points toward hotel stays with IHG credit cards...

You can earn up to 140,000 points toward hotel stays with IHG credit cards, but these offers won't be available for long

Summary List Placement The hotel chain IHG has two credit cards that are offering elevated sign-up bonuses for a limited time. The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card- with... Read more ...

‘The deadline lapsed yesterday': EU launches legal action against UK over...

‘The deadline lapsed yesterday': EU launches legal action against UK over ‘problematic' Brexit bill

The EU has activated a legal process against the UK after it failed to amend its controversial ‘Internal Market Bill' which Brussels considers inconsistent with the previously... Read more ...

GETTING HIRED AT GOOGLE: Current and former employees share what it takes to...

GETTING HIRED AT GOOGLE: Current and former employees share what it takes to land a coveted job at the tech giant

Summary List Placement It's official: Google is one of the most attractive employers for engineering, business , and IT students around the world. That's according to a recent... Read more ...

US layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid

US layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to sustain a tentative... Read more ...