eBay User Agreement Upheld

In previous posts we have reviewed the enforceability of click-through agreements.  The US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has recently upheld eBay’s user agreement.  In Nazaruk v. eBay, Inc., 2007 WL 1417287 (10th Cir. May 15, 2007), a lawsuit was brought in Utah, arising out of eBay’s feedback forum.  eBay sought to dismiss the lawsuit, asserting that eBay’s user agreement mandated California as the proper venue. eBay won at the trial level.  The court agreed with eBay that “eBay’s User Agreement, the operative document governing the relationship between Ms. Nazaruk and eBay, contained a forum-selection clause (Santa Clara County, California) that was both enforceable and mandatory.”

The appeal court upheld the enforceability of the user agreement and dismissed the suit. 


Calgary – 10:23 MST

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