Consumer Law

Amazon Says Federal Law Should Block Consumers’ ‘Social Casino’ Lawsuit

Amazon.com AMZN.O said a U.S. law immunizing internet platforms from claims over third-party content on their websites should block a new consumer lawsuit accusing the company of profiting from unlawful casino-style apps.

Amazon in a filing on Thursday asked a federal judge in Seattle to freeze the consumers’ case while an appeals court weighs whether to allow similar lawsuits against Alphabet’s Google GOOGL.O, Apple AAPL.O and Meta’s Facebook META.O.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to take up the casino-app cases in April or May, and a ruling is expected by the end of the year, lawyers for Amazon at Perkins Coie told U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik.

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