Arizona AG Mayes Stands Up For Working Arizonans and Small Businesses in Amazon Suit

May 15, 2024 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — In response to a new antitrust lawsuit from Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes challenging Amazon’s monopoly power and its use of unfair and deceptive business practices, the American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement.

“We’re thrilled to see Attorney General Mayes stand up to Amazon’s power and ensure that both working families and local businesses can get a fair shake in the Arizona economy,” said Pat Garofalo, Director of State and Local Policy at the American Economic Liberties Project. “For far too long, Amazon has gotten away with using deceptive tricks to cheat consumers, take advantage of local businesses that sell on its platform, and employ a host anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly in the e-retail industry. This suit is a strong challenge to that power, specifically going after Amazon’s use of dark patterns, its abusive Buy Box algorithm, and more. From taking on Big Tech to cracking down on algorithmic price fixing in the housing market, AG Mayes is showing real courage by confronting the powerful corporate giants ripping off Arizonans.”

For more information on how Amazon’s monopolistic behavior distorts our economy, read Economic Liberties’ report from 2020, “Understanding Amazon.”

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The American Economic Liberties Project works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.