OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today secured a court ruling that blocked an attempt by Amazon to evade responsibility by denying Amazon's request that California’s lawsuit against the company be dismissed. In September, Attorney General Bonta filed a lawsuit against Amazon alleging that the company stifled competition and caused increased prices across California through anticompetitive contracting practices.
“As California families struggle to make ends meet, we’re in court to stop Amazon from engaging in anticompetitive practices that keep prices artificially high and stifle competition,” said Attorney General Bonta. “There is no shortage of evidence showing that the ‘Everything store’ is costing consumers more for just about everything. We won't stand by while Amazon uses coercive contracting practices to dominate the market at the expense of California consumers, small business owners, and the economy.”
The decision denying Amazon’s request to dismiss the case can be found here.