EBay Asks EU To Target Anti-Competitive Distributors

Law360, New York (September 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a twist, eBay Inc., the Internet auctioneer named in several antitrust suits, has taken an offensive stance against what it claims are anti-competitive distribution practices in the European Union, asking Europe's competition commissioner to investigate certain distributors across the region, Reuters reported Wednesday.

EBay's vice president Tod Cohen told Reuters that the company had asked EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes to investigate distributors of sporting goods in Spain, schoolbags in Germany and pushchairs in Britain.

"We think there are a number of anti-competitive and abusive...
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