TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Jarod Word on Jul 15, 2019
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a Nashville family’s lawsuit against Amazon, regarding a hoverboard sold by the company that caught fire and ultimately burned down their home, can proceed. The fire left two children injured as they were forced to break windows and fling themselves from the second floor. Evidence shows that Amazon was aware of complaints that the hoverboards were catching fire and exploding, and even launched an investigation that led the company to cease selling the model in question. The court affirmed that Amazon was in violation of the Tennessee Products Liability Act and Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. A trial date has not been set.