Lina Khan-led FTC likely to file massive lawsuit against Amazon this month

The Lina Khan-led Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to file its massive lawsuit against Amazon later this month, as the e-commerce giant reportedly failed to offer concessions to the FTC in pursuit of a settlement over antitrust claims. The lawsuit will touch upon various aspects of Amazon’s business, while also suggesting “structural remedies” that could potentially break up the tech giant, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing sources.

Lina Khan’s FTC to file major anti-trust lawsuit against Amazon

Lina Khan-run US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly set to file a major antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, focused on the e-commerce giant’s core online marketplace and how it uses its power to favour merchants that use its logistics services. The FTC is preparing the lawsuit, accusing Amazon of “leveraging its power to reward online merchants that use its logistics services and punish those who don’t,” Bloomberg reported.

Lina Khan led FTC announces policy to tame gig economy companies, protect workers

Workers of the gig economy companies have a reason to rejoice as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), headed by FTC Chair Lina M. Khan, on Tuesday, September 20, announced a policy to ensure that gig workers like online cab drivers and delivery partners are protected against unjust contracts, pay, and hours. As highlighted in the FTC’s Serving Communities of Color report, 19% of gig workers are Asians.