SUPCO To Hear Lawsuit Filed Against Amazon Over Ohio Teen's Death

Apr 30, 2020

Logan Stiner
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The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a wrongfuld death lawsuit brought against retail giant Amazon. 

At issue is the 2014 death of 18-year-old Logan Stiner, who ingested powdered caffeine obtained from a friend who found it on Amazon. Attorneys for Stiner's father say the company was not a "neutral platform" in the sale but promoted it, introduced it to Stiner's friend as a customer and played an "indispensable role" in its sale. Attorneys for Amazon say the company doesn't meet the definition of a supplier under Ohio law.