Dennis Stiner, administrator of the Estate of Logan J. Stiner, v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al., Case No. 2019-0488
Ninth District Court of Appeals (Lorain County)
- Under the Ohio Product Liability Act, R.C. 2307.71, should an online retail website be considered a "supplier" if the website highlights a product sold and shipped solely by a company not affiliated with the online retailer?
- Can an online retailer be held strictly liable for the sale of a product that led to the death of a consumer, which was purchased through the website, but sold and shipped solely to the customer by a company not affiliated with the retailer?
- Does an online retail website's facilitation of a sale of a product mean the retailer "otherwise participates in the placing of a product in the stream of commerce?"