When Product Liability Meets the Platform Economy: A European Perspective on Oberdorf v. Amazon
8 Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 173-174 (2019)
2 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2019
Date Written: October 7, 2019
On 3 July 2019 the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit handed down a ruling in the case Oberdorf v. Amazon which could have a seismic effect for online marketplaces on both sides of the Atlantic. The case not only puts a spotlight on how product liability law is applicable in the platform economy. It could also influence the broader transatlantic debate about the future of platform liability. This editorial for the Journal of European Consumer and Market law offers some European reflections on the Oberdorf case and its potential ramifications for the EU policy debate.
Keywords: Platform economy, product liability, Digital Services Act, Amazon
JEL Classification: K10, K13, K20
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