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California sues Amazon, alleging coercive pricing practices

Attorney General Rob Bonta accuses the online retail giant of making wholesalers pledge not to allow lower prices for their products on any other platforms, including their own, using its dominant market position to prevent any competition on price. The court case seeks an order requiring Amazon to stop such contracts, submit to supervision by a monitor and pay compensation and damages for what Bonta alleges is price manipulation that harms consumers. (The Logic)

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