r/technology – DC attorney general sues Amazon on antitrust grounds, alleges it illegally raises prices


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The lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, alleges Amazon illegally maintained monopoly power by using contract provisions to prevent third-party sellers on its platform from offering their products for lower prices on other platforms.

Until 2019, Amazon included a clause in that document, referred to as a “Price parity provision,” which prohibited sellers from offering their products on a competitors’ online marketplace at a lower price than what their products sold for on Amazon.

According to the complaint, even after Amazon removed the pricing parity provision from its agreement with third-party sellers, it added a nearly identical clause, referred to as its “Fair pricing policy.” The fair pricing policy enables Amazon to “Impose sanctions” on a seller that offers their product for a lower price on a competing online marketplace.


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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 74%. (I’m a bot)


The lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, alleges Amazon illegally maintained monopoly power by using contract provisions to prevent third-party sellers on its platform from offering their products for lower prices on other platforms.

Until 2019, Amazon included a clause in that document, referred to as a “Price parity provision,” which prohibited sellers from offering their products on a competitors’ online marketplace at a lower price than what their products sold for on Amazon.

According to the complaint, even after Amazon removed the pricing parity provision from its agreement with third-party sellers, it added a nearly identical clause, referred to as its “Fair pricing policy.” The fair pricing policy enables Amazon to “Impose sanctions” on a seller that offers their product for a lower price on a competing online marketplace.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Amazon#1price#2lawsuit#3seller#4antitrust#5

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