Should Online Marketplaces Be Liable for Defective Products?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Virtual Webinar

Recent court decisions in California find Amazon liable for a defective third-party product, even when Amazon is not involved in the production and fulfillment of the product. How were these cases decided? How do they reflect a changing legal and economic understanding of the role of product liability in ensuring consumer safety?  And given the large size of California's economy,  what are the implications of these decisions for the future viability of a diverse set of online marketplaces?

ITIF hosted a discussion on the impact of recent court rulings and proposed legislative changes to product liability laws on online marketplaces in the rapidly changing retail environment.

05/26/2021 13:0005/26/2021 14:00America/New_YorkITIF Event: Should Online Marketplaces Be Liable for Defective Products?Virtual WebinarMore information:
Justin Brookman
Director, Consumer Privacy and Technology Policy
Consumer's Union
Nathan Garnett
General Counsel
Jeremy K. Robinson
Partner, Chair of Motion & Appellate Practice
Catherine Sharkey
Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy
New York University School of Law
Sujai Shivakumar
Associate Director
Center for Data Innovation