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

Prof. Tom Cotter Quoted by Reuters About the Federal Trade Commission’s Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

Professor Tom Cotter was quoted by Reuters regarding an antitrust suit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and 17 states against Amazon. They claim the retail giant uses its market power to stifle competition. But legal experts, including Cotter, said the plaintiffs will face a high legal bar to prove the company took illegal steps to maintain its retail dominance. Amazon’s argument, according to Cotter, will be “We provide consumers with access to a wide variety of goods at affordable prices quickly.”