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Amazon ruled liable for third-party products A US federal appeals court has ruled against Amazon, holding that the online giant can be held responsible for products from third-party vendors that are sold through its website. The ruling from the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia reverses numerous other court decisions, including two federal appeals courts, and could expose Amazon to lawsuits from customers who buy defective merchandise. Amazon earned about US$11 billion ($15.7 billi