Judge Won't Nix Amazon Suit Over Student Textbook Prices

By Allison Grande (September 26, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state refused Monday to toss Amazon.com Inc.'s declaratory suit seeking to disprove the National Association of College Stores' claims that the retail giant deceptively advertises its textbook prices.

In denying NACS' motion to dismiss the suit, U.S. District Judge James L. Robart ruled that Amazon's intention to continue to use three advertising claims that the association first challenged as false and misleading in a complaint with the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau creates an actual controversy that allows the court to exercise subject matter jurisdiction.

"The legal dispute between Amazon and NACS is...

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