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Federal Trade Commission, State of New York, State of Connecticut, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Delaware, State of Maine, State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Michigan, State of Minnesota, State of Nevada, State of New Hampshire, State of New Jersey, State of New Mexico, State of Oklahoma, State of Oregon, State of Rhode Island, and State of Wisconsin, Plaintiffs, V., Inc., a corporation, Defendant.
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Federal Court
Western District of Washington

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission, 18 state attorneys general, and Puerto Rico sued Amazon alleging that the online retail and technology company is a monopolist that uses a set of interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power. The FTC and its state partners say Amazon’s actions allow it to stop rivals and sellers from lowering prices, degrade quality for shoppers, overcharge sellers, stifle innovation, and prevent rivals from fairly competing against Amazon. 

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