The ABPA has joined a coalition that opposes California bill AB 3262 (2020).
AB 3262 would unfairly and arbitrarily apply strict product liability to online marketplaces, in a serious departure from well-established legal standards and public policy governing strict liability.
The bill will stifle online marketplaces and the many small businesses that sell through them at a time when businesses are already under extreme pressure and when consumers appreciate and rely upon the choice and convenience these marketplaces provide. As many ABPA members sell their products on various online marketplaces, the effects could potentially be detrimental to their businesses. A letter has been submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the hearing on 8/18 and the ABPA has been added to the floor alert that will go out to the entire Senate.