Consumer Law

Amazon Wins Consumer Antitrust Lawsuit Over Fulfillment Centers

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday defeated a private lawsuit in Seattle federal court that accused the national retailer of a scheme to curb competition for shipping and fulfillment services, causing consumers to pay more for purchases in violation of U.S. antitrust law.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez in his ruling said the consumer plaintiffs had not shown why they should be allowed to sue over logistics practices — how and when a purchased item shows up at the buyer’s residence.

The prospective class action complaint, filed in 2021 by two members of the annual paid subscription service Amazon Prime, alleged Amazon was unlawfully “tying” the online sale of third-party products to the use of the company’s “Fulfillment by Amazon” program.

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