Amazon Local Stole Listings, Angie's List Says In Suit
By Jody Godoy (June 22, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Angie's List Inc. sued a branch of Amazon.com Inc. in Indiana federal court on Friday, alleging that Amazon Local LLC used Angie's List memberships to research and solicit local businesses to build its own competitor site offering local deals.
The plaintiff claims that 21 Amazon Local employees maintained accounts on Angie's List and used them to look up highly rated local businesses and contact them to ask them to offer discounts through the Amazon Local site. Angie's List alleges violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Stored Communications Act, along with contract, trade secrets, conversion, theft, unfair competition...
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