Third Circuit Extends Product Liability to Online Platforms

Generally, under product liability law, the seller, distributor or manufacturer of a defective product can be liable strictly liable for an injury from a defective product.  In Oberdorf v Amazon.com, Inc., the Third Circuit has extended this principle to online marketplaces in a landmark ruling. The Plaintiff in Oberdorft was rendered permanently blind in one eye…

Upcoming CLA-IP Lunch Events: Goldman on FOSTA and Raif Badawi

The California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Section’s Technology Internet and Privacy (“TIP”) Interest Group has two upcoming events. WED JUNE 6 (NOON PDT) – WEBINAR New Law, New Liability For User Generated Content: Can You Afford to Curate Content Under Congress’ Anti-Sex Trafficking Effort? Section 230 has long been a foundational part of the legal…