Amazon Says Bookstores Haven't Alleged E-Book Collusion

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Amazon Inc. struck back Thursday against claims in New York federal court that the retailer's agreements with major publishers have kept small bookstores out of the e-book market, saying a putative class of independent booksellers has failed to allege a viable antitrust conspiracy.

Amazon urged the court to dismiss the booksellers' suit, arguing that it does not sufficiently allege that the company has monopolized or attempted to monopolize e-book sales, nor does it adequately allege an anti-competitive conspiracy between the online retail giant and six leading...
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