Karnataka HC rejects pleas from Amazon and Flipkart to quash antitrust attorney investigation

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Karnataka HC rejects pleas from Amazon and Flipkart to quash antitrust attorney investigation


NEW DELHI: The Karnataka Superior court on Friday dismissed the allegations of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart to overturn an antitrust investigation, a lawyer told Reuters, more than a year after the investigation was suspended after companies challenged the law.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced an investigation in January 2020 into Amazon and Flipkart following a complaint from a group of merchants that claimed they were promoting some “preferred sellers” and in turn hurting the business of other smaller sellers.
The companies denied wrongdoing and obtained a suspension from a court last year.
Karnataka’s high court on Friday dismissed requests from Amazon and Flipkart to quash the investigation, Abir Roy, a lawyer for the opposing group of merchants, told Reuters, paving the way for a re-launch of the investigation.

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