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Federal Judge Rejects Amazon’s Effort to Get FTC Suit Dismissed

A federal court judge Monday rejected Amazon’s effort to kill a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit about its in-app purchase policies, saying the government appeared to have “sufficient facts to state a plausible claim that Amazon customers suffered substantial harm due to billing of in-app purchases by children.” The judge dismissed Amazon’s claim that the FTC had created a new legal principle in its suit. The FTC sued Amazon in July alleging the company made it too easy for kids to make in-app purchases. Google and Apple settled similar complaints with the agency earlier this year.

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