Gus Hurwitz on Products Liability for Platforms

USA Today – ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz was quoted by USA Today in a story about Facebook’s potential exposure to products liability claims for items sold through Facebook Marketplace. You can read full story (behind a subscriber firewall) here.

In a similar debate over defective or dangerous products sold on Amazon, judges have typically said Amazon can only be held liable if the product shipped from one of its warehouses, according to Justin “Gus” Hurwitz, a professor of law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who focuses on regulation in the tech world.

“There is no legal framework that would require Facebook to do anything about recalled products,” Hurwitz said.