Tom Cotter
Taft Stettinius & Hollister Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Research & Planning

Professor Cotter Quoted in Reuters on Amazon Antitrust Suits

A Reuters article titled Why Amazon may have the upper hand in antitrust suits discusses recent antitrust actions in Washington, D.C., California, and Seattle targeting pricing policies used by Amazon, which critics contend has the effect of discouraging merchants from lowering the prices they charge on other websites.  The article quotes Professor Tom Cotter, who states that an issue in these cases is "whether Amazon's commitment to offering the lowest prices 'helps or harms consumers,'” and that “In general, it's very difficult for plaintiffs to win on these types of claims.”