amazon antitrust


Amazon Investors Amazon Execs Hid Antitrust Troubles

  Shareholders say Bezos and Execs Caused Them “Massive” Losses Two Amazon Inc. investors have filed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against Jeff Bezos and other senior…

Antitrust Fines Against Apple and Amazon Scrapped in Italy

At the start of October, an Italian administrative court ruled that Apple and Amazon no longer have to pay a $225 million fine levied by…

Amazon’s iRobot Acquisition Faces Shareholder and Consumer Resistance as FTC Investigates

iRobot Corp. shareholders approved Amazon.com, Inc.’s $1.7 billion purchase of the Roomba maker on Oct. 17, while a pre-trial conference in a suit brought by…

Amazon Abusing Dominance to Maintain Dominance, California AG Files Anticompetition Suit

Amazon dodges price competition with other e-commerce sites by forcing merchants into agreements that penalize them if their prices beat Amazon’s. That’s the crux of…

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Antitrust?

Comedian John Oliver (no relation to MoginRubin antitrust attorney Jennifer Oliver, or so she claims) spent nearly a half hour of his show Last Week…

Amazon Shareholder Files Biometric Privacy and Antitrust Suit

Amazon shareholder Francis Gimbel, Jr. has sued Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s Board of Directors, and other company leaders in federal court in Washington for allegedly storing…

In Price Restriction Litigation, Amazon Wins One, Loses One

Amazon.com Inc. started the month of March with two suits on opposite coasts challenging the rules it imposes on the platform’s merchants which prohibit them…

House Judiciary Committee Says Amazon Obstructed and Lied to Congress, Seeks Investigation

The House Judiciary Committee has informed Attorney General Merrick Garland of “potentially criminal conduct” on the part of Amazon and its top executives. Detailed in…

Amazon-MGM: Deal Approved in Europe, Now It’s Up to the FTC

Finding “no competition concerns,” antitrust regulators at the European Commission yesterday (March 15) approved Amazon’s $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM and its collection of some…

Amazon Misleading Consumers About Sponsored Products, Labor Group Says

Group tells FTC Amazon is abusing consumer trust. “Amazon doesn’t distinguish well enough between paid ads and organic search results, something that could trick consumers”…

House Judiciary Committee Asks: Did Bezos Mislead Us?

Congress has its hands full with witnesses these days. This week, in the case of Big Tech, congressmen have circled back to testimony given by…

DOJ Joins Group in Effort to Better Police Emerging Tech

The Department of Justice is joining the Computational Antitrust project, hosted by the Stanford University CodeX Center and created by Professor Thibault Schrepel. “The project…

U.S. Antitrust Law Not Working for Book or Tech Market?

“American antitrust is basically a failure.” That’s a quote from a law professor in a recent New York Times article written by Shira Ovide titled…

Antitrust Subcommittee and Big Tech CEOs: Creatures From Very Different Planets

  A Tale of Two Hearings: Breaking Down the July 2020 Hearing on Tech Marketplace They appeared at the hearing, appropriately enough, digitally. This allowed…

Good Read: ‘The Great Antitrust Awakening Can’t Be Stopped’

Do the big tech companies — and those of us who enjoy their myriad innovations — owe a big “thank you” to the federal government…