Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon and then CEO of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, October 25, 2016.
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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine expanded his antitrust complaint against Amazon on Monday, targeting the company’s relationships with wholesale suppliers.
Racine sued Amazon in May over allegations that the company illegally maintained monopoly power through its pricing contracts with third-party sellers.
The amended complaint expands Racine’s initial allegations to include what he claims are the anticompetitive effects of Amazon’s agreements with wholesalers known as first-party sellers. The original complaint focused on how Amazon’s contracts with third-party sellers, or those who sell on Amazon under their own brand names, allegedly stifle competition.
Much of Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce has come from its third-party marketplace. That service is…