Amazon Hit With Class Action Over 'Hidden' Shipping Costs

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2014, 10:37 PM EST) -- A member of Inc.’s paid service that guarantees free shipping to its customers filed a putative class action Wednesday in Washington federal court, accusing an affiliate of Amazon of encouraging third-party vendors to hide shipping charges in their prices.

Cemal Ekin says he has paid $79 a year for his Amazon Prime membership solely for the free shipping he was promised in return, but the company told the third-party vendors participating in the Fulfillment by Amazon program to raise their prices by the amount they...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ekin v. Amazon Services LLC

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


John C Coughenour

Date Filed

February 18, 2014


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