State Farm Says Ariz. High Court Must Weigh Amazon Liability

By Emily Field (December 2, 2020, 6:26 PM EST) -- State Farm on Tuesday told the Ninth Circuit that it should send the question of whether Amazon should be liable for a defective hoverboard that started a house fire to the Arizona Supreme Court after the panel found the online retail giant shouldn't be held responsible.

In a petition for a rehearing en banc, the State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. said a recent, unpublished decision that Amazon.com Inc. wasn't liable for a hoverboard that caught fire was made without any specific direction from Arizona courts and strips the state's consumers of protections just because the hoverboard was bought online....

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