Amazon Tries Again To Nix Antitrust Suit Seeking Billions

By Hailey Konnath (May 17, 2022, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Amazon on Monday took another stab at convincing a Washington federal judge to throw out a multibillion-dollar proposed class action accusing the e-commerce giant of imposing anti-competitive restrictions on third-party sellers, arguing that antitrust laws actually encourage policies like Amazon's rather than condemn them.

Amazon lodged a motion to dismiss the consumers' second amended complaint, noting that it's not looking to reargue points the court already addressed in a March order largely denying an earlier dismissal motion.

"Instead, Amazon moves to dismiss the SAC because plaintiffs lack standing to assert their antitrust claims for reasons the court did not previously reach,...

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