2nd Circ. Overturns Amazon Arbitration Clause Ruling

Law360 (June 29, 2021, 8:21 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday ruled that a New York district court erroneously tossed a Brooklyn-based cellphone charger retailer's lawsuit in light of an Amazon Business Solutions Agreements arbitration clause, saying the trial court lacks jurisdiction in the case to rule on the merits.

However, the appellate court in a six-page summary order agreed with the trial court's other reasons — lack of personal jurisdiction and improper venue — to dismiss The One Technologies LLC's amended complaint.

The order explained that the appellate court struck down the alternative dismissal holding concerning the challenged arbitration clause because the district court did not...

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