WASHINGTON (WDVM) — D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed an antitrust lawsuit against online retail company Amazon.
The lawsuit alleges that Amazon is monopolizing the online retail sales market by imposing policies that require third-party sellers to not offer their products on other websites for lower prices, which perpetuates non-competitive pricing.
“We need a fair online marketplace that expands the options available to District residents when they shop online and to third party sellers when they try to sell their products online.”
AG Racine suggests that these pricing agreements that Amazon imposes on third-party sellers are anti-competitive and allow the company to illegally build and maintain monopoly power over the online market which is in violation of the District’s Antitrust Act.
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