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US News Ebay loses lawsuit for allegedly poached sellers against Amazon

15:05  25 november  2020
15:05  25 november  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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eBay ( EBAY ) had filed two lawsuits — against Amazon (AMZN) in Santa Clara County in 2018 and against a group of Amazon managers in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in 2019 — accusing the Seattle-based company of illegally poaching eBay sellers by infiltrating its

eBay has filed a second lawsuit against Amazon managers who allegedly helped poach third-party sellers away from eBay with fake accounts. Online retailer eBay has sued three Amazon managers for allegedly infiltrating eBay ’s platform to poach sellers .

Ebay received a defeat against Amazon in court: The online auction house was unable to prove that it had suffered damage as a result of the business conduct of the competition.

Ebay verliert Prozess um angeblich abgeworbene Verkäufer gegen Amazon © Primakov / Shutterstock Ebay loses lawsuit for allegedly poached sellers against Amazon

Ebay was actually a purely online auction platform where users could get rid of their old clothes, CDs or collectibles found in the basement. That has changed over the years and Ebay has increasingly become a marketplace through which professional retailers and online shops sell their goods. Ebay penetrated areas in which Amazon is also active. The top dog did not simply want to allow that - and resorted to questionable methods.

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Amazon has prevailed in a lawsuit claiming it secretly poached eBay sellers . The companies and a group of Amazon managers filed arbitration More generally, eBay was unsuccessful in arguing that Amazon had coordinated a poaching campaign against it. The decisions come as Amazon faces an

court acknowledges eBay's criticism, but still decides in favor of Amazon

Nevertheless, an arbitration court in Santa Clara, California, has now ruled in favor of Amazon and dismissed eBay's claims. The court was convinced that Amazon employees with fake accounts had contacted Ebay dealers and tried to poach them; However, Ebay was unable to prove that this procedure resulted in specific damage. It was also not clear whether the Amazon employees had acted as part of a coordinated campaign.

It is not the first time that Ebay tries to defend itself against this action by Amazon. Amazon's behavior in violation of the general terms and conditions was followed by a request to cease and desist, which however hardly seemed to impress Jeff Bezos ’concern. The lawsuits that Ebay then filed for 2018 and 2019 have been converted into arbitration, which has now been concluded. Amazon has already announced that it will have the decision validated by .

Turbulent times for Amazon

The court decision comes in the midst of turbulent times for Amazon. On the one hand, Black Friday, Cyber ​​Monday and the Christmas business - which in times of the corona pandemic is shifting even more towards online - are the biggest discount battles of the year. At the same time, however, the public criticism of the online retailer's dealings with his employees increases. The almost traditional Black Friday strikes have also been announced again.

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