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ONLINE SELLING: German Court rules on admissibility of online B2B test purchases

German Federal Supreme Court, ref. I ZR 60/16, 11 May 2017

The German Federal Supreme Court’s (‘BGH’) ruling found that a lawyer’s attempt to prove that an online B2B seller had not sufficiently informed a consumer of their consumer rights, via a test purchase made on behalf of the claimant, was not admissible. This case provides valuable insight into the necessary measures online B2B sellers must take in order to prevent unwanted consumer purchases on their platforms.

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