Indian court stalls Amazon, Flipkart antitrust probe, says lawyer


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Indian court stalls Amazon, Flipkart antitrust probe, says lawyer

An Indian antitrust probe on world’s No. 1 online retailing giant Amazon.com Inc. alongside the world’s largest online and brick-and-mortar retailer Walmart Inc.-owned Flipkart over accusations that the retailing moguls were exercising marketing malpractice by sidestepping smaller retailers and prioritizing large-scale businesses, had been put on hold by an Indian court in Bangalore, at least three lawyers close to the court proceeding had divulged on Friday, the 14th of February 2020.

Besides, a lawyer from the P&A Law Offices that represents Amazon.com Inc. alongside two other counsels related to the probe, added on Friday (February 14th) that earlier this week in a Bangalore court, Amazon.com Inc.

had challenged the investigation of CCI (Competition Commission of India) and the court had approved a stay order of two months later this week. As a matter of fact, the CCI had launched a sweeping probe on the US-based tech Goliaths over accusations of alleged breach of competition laws alongside other practices which involved granting discounts to large-scale businesses, leaving smaller retailers barehanded.

Nonetheless, followed by the stay order of two months, the Amazon counsel accountable for representing the world’s largest online retailer in a courtroom battle in Bangalore was quoted saying on condition of anonymity “This comes as a major relief”.