Amazon Settles UPenn Student Suicide Claims

By Dan Packel (February 2, 2017, 1:47 PM EST) -- The family of a University of Pennsylvania student has reached a settlement with Amazon.com Inc. to end a lawsuit alleging that she purchased illegal cyanide products she ultimately used to end her life through the online retailer.

The details of the settlement, reached on Monday, are confidential and are to be filed under seal. According to a court filing, the settlement came after a mediation session with former U.S. Magistrate Judge Diane Welsh, who now works as a mediator for JAMS.

Amazon was sued in July 2015 after University of Pennsylvania nursing student Arya Singh committed suicide in February 2013 using...

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