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Amazon Seeks Arbitration In Faulty Eclipse Glasses Suit

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 12:41 PM EDT) -- Amazon.com Inc. urged a South Carolina federal judge Tuesday to compel arbitration and toss a proposed class action over the company’s alleged sale of defective solar eclipse glasses that put wearers at risk of injuries including headaches and eye damage.

South Carolina residents Thomas Corey Payne and his fiancee Kayla Harris, who filed the suit after watching the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse through Amazon-purchased glasses, agreed to the company’s "conditions of use" when they made the purchase. Amazon’s conditions of use include an arbitration provision, meaning the consumers previously agreed to arbitrate their claims, the filing says.

“The plaintiffs cannot...

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South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


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Date Filed

August 29, 2017

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