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Amazon Faulty Eclipse Glasses Suit Sent To Arbitration

Law360 (July 25, 2018, 9:50 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge held Wednesday that a couple must arbitrate their claims stemming from Amazon.com Inc.’s sale of allegedly defective solar eclipse glasses that put wearers at risk of injuries like headaches and eye damage, saying they are both bound by the arbitration provision in the website terms.

U.S. District Judge Patrick Michael Duffy granted Amazon’s motion to compel arbitration and dismiss a proposed class action stemming from Thomas Corey Payne’s purchase of specialty glasses for him and his fiancee, Kayla Harris, to use to watch the total solar eclipse in August.

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August 29, 2017

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