A lawsuit against Amazon for violating antitrust laws has been terminated by a US court.

Superior Court Judge of the District of Columbia, Hiram Puig-Lugo granted Amazon’s proposal for dismissal.

Washington DC’s attorney general Karl Racine filed the complaint the previous year, accusing the online retailer of prohibiting third party sellers to offer better deals for their products in other markets.

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The Office of the Attorney General spokesperson said: “We believe that the Superior Court got this wrong, and its oral ruling did not seem to consider the detailed allegations in the complaint and a recent decision of a federal court to allow a nearly identical lawsuit to move forward.”

He also stated that the office was considering its legal options.

The court failed to state the reason for discharging the case charged against Amazon

Racine claimed that Amazon’s policy could increase a product price on other platforms that compete with Amazon. 

The price fixed on Amazon includes charges that can be up to 40 percent of the total price.

Source: Reuters

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