Legal, regulatory and compliance issues in the ecommerce industry

TAKE HER DOWN: eBay Stalking Scandal Short Documentary Debuts April 25 Members Public

Opalite Media announces release of documentary short "TAKE HER DOWN: eBay Stalking Scandal" on April 25, 2024 - check out the teaser trailer now!


eBay & San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan Discuss Shared Priorities & Continued Collaboration Members Public

San Jose Mayor met with eBay CEO & CFO to discuss shared priorities & continued collaboration amidst ongoing legal troubles & tax sharing scrutiny.


Amazon Updates Policies For Auto & Marine Emissions Tuners As EPA Cracks Down On Marketplace Sales Members Public

Amazon updates policies for auto & marine emissions tuners to help prevent sale of unlawful defeat devices that interfere with emission controls.


eBay Marketing Terms Update: Are eBay's Ad Practices Facing Increasing Regulatory Scrutiny? Members Public

eBay has quietly updated Marketing Terms page & changes may point to increasing regulatory scrutiny of Promoted Listings advertising practices.


eBay Human Rights Policy Recommits To Labor Bargaining In Wake Of TCGPlayer Union Settlement Members Public

TCGPlayer authenticators rack up another win for TCGUnion-CWA as eBay reinstates union bargaining commitment in company's Human Rights Policy.


Etsy Prohibited Items Policy Update Targets Political Activism, Violence & Hate Members Public

Etsy updates Prohibited Items policy taking aim at political activism with wider latitude to remove items deemed violent, degrading, or hateful.


eBay TCGPlayer Union TCGUnion-CWA Celebrates Anniversary, Settlement For Fired Employees Members Public

Authenticators at eBay TCGPlayer celebrate one year anniversary of TCGUnion-CWA & NLRB win for illegally fired workers as bargaining drags on.


Amazon Investor Sues For Records, Alleging Prime Membership Dark Patterns Breach Fiduciary Duty Members Public

Investor DM Cohen is suingΒ Amazon, seeking records of possible breach of fiduciary duty & mismanagement regarding Prime membership dark patterns.


eBay Compliance Monitoring - What Does Cyberstalking Have To Do With M&A Due Diligence & Risk? Members Public

eBay's deferred prosecution deal with DOJ raises question - what does Mergers & Acquisitions due diligence have to do with cyberstalking scandal?


eBay Presidents' Day Sale Disappoints, Tricking Buyers With Fake Discount Deals Members Public

Honest Abe would be disappointed as eBay Presidents' Day Sale features brands using false strikethrough pricing to trick buyers with fake deals.


Lawsuit Claims Amazon Buy Box Harms Consumers, Steering Them To Pay Higher Prices To Boost Fees Members Public

Lawsuit claims Amazon Buy Box steers shoppers to higher-priced items in effort to earn extra fees, violating consumer protection laws.


Fraudster Steals $2 Million Using 500+ Fake eBay & PayPal Accounts In Triangulation Scheme Members Public

Fraudster sentenced in $2 Million international triangulation scheme using stolen IDs, credit cards & over 500 fake PayPal & eBay accounts.


Sellers Accuse eBay TCGPlayer Of Anti-Competitive Behavior & Retaliation Following Acquisition Members Public

eBay TCGPlayer sellers air concerns about acquisition, union busting, alleged retaliation, & anti-competitive practices in letter to CEO & Board.


Spot The Scam: Fake Websites, Scraped eBay Listings Raise Red Flags Members Public

Old scam proliferates across web as eBay sellers find listings scraped to prop up fake ecommerce sites stealing credit card & personal info.


Stricter Rules Ahead: What eBay Sellers Need to Know About $59 Million DEA Settlement Members Public

eBay will pay $59 Million to settle DEA pill press allegations, but how will enhanced compliance requirements impact sellers?


eBay Will Pay $59M In Historic DEA Settlement For Pill Presses Sold On Site Members Public

eBay has agreed to pay historic $59M to settle DEA allegations regarding pill presses sold on the site.


Bonanza Lawsuit & Shipping Shenanigans - Should Sellers Be Concerned? Members Public

As Bonanza founder sues current owner for failure to make payments & shipping fee shenanigans ensue - should sellers be concerned?


eBay Germany Moves Cancellation Policy On View Item Page, Exposing Sellers To Legal & Compliance Trouble Members Public

A seemingly small change to the eBay View Item Page could spell serious legal and compliance trouble for sellers in Germany.


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