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California court rules Amazon CAN be held liable for defective third-party goods

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A California appeals court has dealt a major blow to Amazon, finding that the online retail giant can be held liable for defective goods sold by third-party vendors through its marketplace.

A three-justice panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal on Thursday overturned a lower court's decision that Amazon was not liable for an exploding battery that injured a San Diego woman.

Angela Bolger brought the lawsuit, saying that the battery she bought from Amazon marketplace vendor Lenoge Technology (HK) Ltd, also known as E-Life, gave her third-degree burns when it exploded in 2016.

The appeals court found that Amazon controlled key aspects of the transaction, including marketing the product, billing Bolger and shipping it to her in Amazon-branded packaging. 

An Amazon spokesperson blasted the decision in a statement to DailyMail.com: 'The court's decision was wrongly decided and is contrary to well-established law in California and around the country that service …

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