EBay Can’t Duck Sellers’ PayPal Antitrust Class Action

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 2:55 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday nixed eBay Inc.’s attempt to toss as time-barred a proposed antitrust class action brought by a group of eBay sellers that claims the company unfairly forced them to use PayPal to collect payments for auctioned products.

In a motion to dismiss the case, eBay argued a four-year statute of limitations on Sherman Act claims bars the class from bringing the case, which eBay says is based on its $1.5 billion acquisition of PayPal in October 2002.

The company further argued...
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