EBay Beats Antitrust Action Over Seller Rating Policy

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 9:47 PM EST) -- A California federal judge threw out a class action over eBay Inc.'s customer feedback policy Wednesday, finding the plaintiffs' allegations of antitrust violations, negligence and trade libel were not substantial enough to sustain the suit.

The suit was launched in December 2010, alleging smaller auction sellers were losing their business as a result of eBay's policy that all sellers must maintain a high customer feedback rating, which the plaintiffs argued could be damaged by "feedback extortion" and malicious competitors artificially lowering ratings.

But U.S. District Judge...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Garon et al v. eBay, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit



James Ware

Date Filed

December 15, 2010

Law Firms


Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.