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Amazon hit with antitrust lawsuit — what you need to know


Amazon could be facing a lawsuit that has the whiff of Epic vs. Apple about it. Washington DC’s Attorney General has launched an antitrust suit against the company over claims it stifles competition in its Marketplace, the Amazon division responsible for allowing third-party sellers access to its platform. 

At the center of the lawsuit is the claim that Amazon makes unreasonable demands of third-party sellers on the platform. That includes restricting sellers from offering their products on alternative sites, for a lower price — echoing one of Epic’s claims against Apple. This, claims Attorney General Karl Racine, results in the loss of competition and in less innovation. 

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