(Reuters) -A U.S. court docket dismissed a lawsuit in opposition to Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) on Friday that accused the corporate of antitrust violations for barring third-party sellers from providing higher offers for his or her merchandise elsewhere.
Decide Hiram Puig-Lugo of the Superior Court docket of the District of Columbia granted Amazon’s movement to dismiss the criticism filed final yr by Washington D.C. legal professional basic Karl Racine.
“We consider that the Superior Court docket obtained this incorrect, and its oral ruling didn’t appear to contemplate the detailed allegations within the criticism and a current resolution of a federal court docket to permit an almost equivalent lawsuit to maneuver ahead,” the Workplace of the Lawyer Basic spokesperson mentioned in an emailed assertion, including that the workplace was contemplating its authorized choices.
The choice didn’t state a purpose for dismissing the case.
Amazon didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
Racine alleged the net retailer’s coverage might make costs for a given product dearer on platforms that compete with Amazon, since its costs embrace charges that may run as excessive as 40% of the entire worth.
Amazon on Thursday closed a $8.5 billion deal to purchase MGM, combining the fabled moviemaker behind “Rocky” and James Bond with the Seattle-based retailing large because it seems to be to attract customers by extra streaming video.
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