(Reuters) -A U.S. court docket dismissed a lawsuit towards Amazon.com Inc on Friday that accused the corporate of antitrust violations for barring third-party sellers from providing higher offers for his or her merchandise elsewhere.
Decide Hiram Puig-Lugo of the Superior Court docket of the District of Columbia granted Amazon’s movement to dismiss the grievance filed final 12 months by Washington D.C. lawyer basic Karl Racine.
“We consider that the Superior Court docket acquired this fallacious, and its oral ruling didn’t appear to contemplate the detailed allegations within the grievance and a latest resolution of a federal court docket to permit an almost equivalent lawsuit to maneuver ahead,” the Workplace of the Legal professional Basic spokesperson mentioned in an emailed assertion, including that the workplace was contemplating its authorized choices.
The choice didn’t state a cause for dismissing the case.
Amazon didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.
Racine alleged the net retailer’s coverage may make costs for a given product dearer on platforms that compete with Amazon, since its costs embrace charges that may run as excessive as 40% of the whole value.
Amazon on Thursday closed a $8.5 billion deal to purchase MGM, combining the fabled moviemaker behind “Rocky” and James Bond with the Seattle-based retailing large because it seems to be to attract shoppers by means of extra streaming video.
Reporting by Rhea Binoy in Bengaluru; Modifying by William Mallard