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Oberdorf v. Amazon.com Inc.
Citation:930 F.3d 136, 141 (3d Cir. 2019), reh'g en banc granted, opinion vacated, 2019 WL 3979586 (3d Cir. Aug. 23, 2019)
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On January 12, 2015, the plaintiff came home from work, put a retractable leash on her dog, and took the dog for a walk. The dog unexpectedly lunged at something while on the walk, causing the D-ring on the collar to break. The leash recoiled back and hit the plaintiff in the eye, breaking her eyeglasses. As a result, the plaintiff was permanently blinded in her left eye. She had bought the collar on Amazon.com.
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