Court tells Ebay it cannot pass the buck

A victory in the courts for MarketWatch German partner VZBV last week after its regional member, VZ NRW, had its complaint against internet giant Ebay upheld by the high regional court of Cologne. The court told Ebay that it would be held liable for its own marketing of dealers that fail to display energy labels where required to do so. Additionally, the court said that a link to energy labels displayed elsewhere is not enough. The court took a stand against a trend for retailers to argue that they are not responsible where they are not the end distributors of the products. For more, click here (in German).

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