×
80 100
Fashion Jobs
ESTEE LAUDER
Senior Project Manager
Permanent · Queens
MICHAEL KORS
Part Time Sales Supervisor, Jeffersonville Ohio
Permanent · Jeffersonville
ASCENA
g1614 - General Manager-Ann
Permanent · New York
ASCENA
ft Assistant Manager @ Ann Taylor: Town & Country Village
Permanent · Houston
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Softlines
Permanent · Columbus
KOHLS
Full-Time Loss Prevention Supervisor
Permanent · Marysville
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Hardlines
Permanent · Louisville
KOHLS
Full-Time Loss Prevention Supervisor
Permanent · Sunset Valley
KOHLS
Full-Time Loss Prevention Officer
Permanent · Sacramento
KOHLS
Loss Prevention Manager - Oxmoor, ky
Permanent · Louisville
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Hardlines
Permanent · Mansfield
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Hardlines
Permanent · Huntsville
KOHLS
Loss Prevention Associate
Permanent · DeSoto
KOHLS
Full-Time Loss Prevention Supervisor
Permanent · Portland
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Hardlines
Permanent · Livonia
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Softlines
Permanent · Woodbury
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Hardlines
Permanent · Layton
NORDSTROM
Assistant General Manager- Marketplace Cafe- Ross Park
Permanent · Pittsburgh
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Agent - Buckhead Station Rack
Permanent · Atlanta
NORDSTROM
Retail Stock - Schererville Rack
Permanent · Schererville
NORDSTROM
Retail Stock & Fulfillment - Phipps Plaza
Permanent · Atlanta
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection Agent - Village Square Rack
Permanent · Northbrook
By
Reuters
Published
Sep 17, 2022
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

California alleges Amazon stifled price competition in lawsuit

By
Reuters
Published
Sep 17, 2022

California filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com on Wednesday, alleging that the company violated antitrust law by blocking price competition and pushing up prices for consumers.


Reuters



California Attorney General Rob Bonta said Amazon's rules bar merchants from selling products at lower prices on their own websites or at the stores of Amazon's rivals.

"Through its actions, the everything store has effectively set a price floor, costing Californians more for pretty much everything," Bonta said.

The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court.

Amazon said in response to the filing that consumers could see higher prices if the lawsuit succeeds. The company has the "right not to highlight offers to customers that are not priced competitively," it said. "The relief the (attorney general) seeks would force Amazon to feature higher prices to customers, oddly going against core objectives of antitrust law."

​The company is the world's largest online retailer and grew even bigger during the pandemic. Over 200 million users are Prime members, paying for faster shipping and other benefits.

"Amazon coerces merchants into agreements that keep prices artificially high, knowing full well that they can't afford to say no. With other e-commerce platforms unable to compete on price, consumers turn to Amazon as a one-stop shop for all their purchases," Bonta said. "This perpetuates Amazon's market dominance."

In its lawsuit, Bonta's office asked the court to prohibit Amazon from enforcing Amazon contracts that bar the sale of goods more cheaply elsewhere and to pay damages and penalties.

Washington, D.C., filed a similar lawsuit against Amazon in May 2021. Amazon won dismissal of it earlier this year. The California lawsuit is based on different laws.

Amazon offered to make changes to stave off California's lawsuit, Bonta said, but he deemed them unsatisfactory.

© Thomson Reuters 2022 All rights reserved.