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Amazon Faces FTC in Court Over Unfair Competition Chargesby@linakhantakesamazon

Amazon Faces FTC in Court Over Unfair Competition Charges

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The FTC has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, citing unfair competition practices and asserting jurisdiction based on Amazon's corporate presence in Washington. This legal battle is marked by venue challenges, aiming to streamline the proceedings and protect the interests of all parties involved.
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FTC v. Amazon Court Filing, retrieved on Sep 26, 2023, is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. You can jump to any part in this filing here. This is part 2 of 80.

II. JURISDICTION AND VENUE

41. This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action pursuant to Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a), 15 U.S.C. § 26, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1337(a), and 1345, and supplemental jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367(a). This Court's exercise of supplemental jurisdiction over State Plaintiffs' state law claims will avoid unnecessary duplication and multiplicity of actions and will promote the interests of judicial economy, convenience, and fairness.


42. This Court has personal jurisdiction over Amazon because Amazon has the requisite constitutional contacts with the United States of America pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 53(b ). This Court also has personal jurisdiction over Amazon because it maintains its corporate headquarters in Washington, does business in Washington, and has engaged in the illegal conduct alleged herein in Washington, including by making corporate decisions challenged in this matter from its corporate headquarters in Washington.


43. Amazon’s general business practices, and the unfair methods of competition alleged herein, are activities “in or affecting commerce” within the meaning of Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45.


44. Amazon is, and at all relevant times has been, a corporation, as the term “corporation” is defined in Section 4 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 44.


45. Venue in this district is proper under 15 U.S.C. § 22, 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b), (c), and (d), and 15 U.S.C. § 53(b). Amazon is found, resides, transacts business, and has agents in this state and district, and a portion of the affected commerce described herein has been carried out in this state and district.



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