Online Aunctioneers Are Not Responsible For The Fraudlent Items Offered By Sellers On Their Website

Auction sites have become the background for the vending of fake sports memorabilia. Consumers filed suit against eBay based on their knowledge that this was occuring at their site and their failure to stop it. The appellate court determined that eBay is not responsible for the sale of fraudulent items on their website.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is fraud?
Who are the parties involved and what are the facts?
What were the court rulings in this case?
What has eBay done to take affirmative steps after this lawsuit to prevent fraud?
What effect does this ruling have on consumers?

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