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France economy minister files suit against Amazon for unfair competition
France economy minister files suit against Amazon for unfair competition

French Economy Minster Bruno Le Maire filed suit against Amazon Monday for unfair competitive practices.

Following a two-year investigation, the French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control [official website, in French] had concluded [press release, in French] that Amazon had abused its position in its dealings with vendors.

Le Maire filed the complaint with the Paris Commerce Court, seeking a fine of €10 million ($11.8 million).

Amazon has declined to comment [Reuters report] on the litigation.