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11th Circ. Revives Hoverboard Fire Suit Against Amazon

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 9:29 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday resuscitated a Georgia man’s suit over a hoverboard he bought through Amazon that started a fire, destroyed his home and severely injured him, finding it's plausible Amazon knew about the risk when it sold the product.

Irvin Love Jr. alleged enough facts to show it was likely Amazon had at least some knowledge that the offending hoverboard had the potential to start a fire, a three-judge panel ruled in an unpublished opinion overturning a Georgia federal court’s decision in October to cut Amazon loose from the suit.

Love had alleged that other lithium-ion battery-powered hoverboards in...

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Georgia Northern

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February 2, 2018

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