Amazon Asks Judge To Kill Booksellers' Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Amazon.com Inc. asked a New York federal judge Monday to toss an antitrust suit accusing it and six major publishers of trying to monopolize the e-book market, arguing the plaintiffs' own allegations show it is a “pioneering innovator” that has promoted competition.

The e-retail giant said the group of independent booksellers who filed the case in February 2012 had failed to adequately allege that it had taken a “single exclusionary action” to prevent small brick-and-mortar shops from competing in the e-book market. The suit alleged an...
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