Elizabeth Camille Christen

Elizabeth (Liz) Christen defends automotive, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and technology clients in commercial and product liability disputes in state and federal courts. An experienced trial attorney, Liz has successfully first- and second-chaired trials for global manufacturers and preeminent medical institutions. She leverages her training from the University of Virginia’s Trial Advocacy College, as well as her master’s degree in persuasive communication, to devise efficient, business-driven resolution strategies for companies in all phases of litigation.

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Online Retailers Beware: Texas Supreme Court to Consider Whether Amazon Is a “Seller”

The Texas Supreme Court is set to determine whether Amazon can be considered a “seller,” and thus held liable, for a defective product sold through its website, in the case of McMillan v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 20-20108, 2020 WL 7417454, at *1 (5th Cir. Dec. 18, 2020), certified question accepted (Jan. 8, 2021).

Amazon.com Inc. is the nation’s largest online retailer, selling and shipping millions of products every day. With the COVID-19 pandemic altering shopping habits, Amazon has become even more ubiquitous than ever. While many stores and online retailers struggled in 2020, Amazon’s sales skyrocketed 37% to a record $96.2 billion in the third quarter of 2020. But what happens when a product purchased from Amazon harms a customer? Can Amazon be held liable even if it has no role in designing or manufacturing the product? Courts across the country are grappling with this question, which undoubtedly will impact online retailers like Amazon for years to come.

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