September 2017: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision to compel arbitration.
February 2016: Plaintiffs appealed the district court’s decision to the Ninth Circuit. (Wiseley v. Amazon.com Inc., Case No. 15-56799, 9th Cir.)
October 2015: A federal judge granted Amazon’s motion to compel arbitration finding that plaintiffs agreed to arbitrate disputes and dismissed the action When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled..
November 2014: A class-action lawsuit alleging that Amazon.com falsely advertises discounts on its website was filed (and transferred from state court to federal court in January 2015). Specifically, the complaint alleges that Amazon misleadingly uses the “highest price it can find for the item” for the “list price,” instead of the current market price, to make consumers believe they are getting a bigger discount than they actually are. (Fagerstrom et al v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-00096, S. D. CA.).
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