McKool Smith principal John Briody shared his thoughts with Global Competition Review article on Amazon seeking to dismiss Washington, DC, district court’s allegations, which argues that Amazon violated antitrust laws by “requiring third-party sellers to set an illegal price floor and maintain minimum profit margins when selling platforms on its marketplace.” John said, the “court will probably reject Amazon’s motion to dismiss the case. Amazon argues that its business practices align with much of the retail industry, but that ignores the significant scale and size of the platform…. A monopolist doesn’t get to do what everyone else gets to do. That’s not how the law really works.” Read the article here.


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