Legal, regulatory and compliance issues in the ecommerce industry

NYC & NYS Comptrollers Chastise eBay For Removing Pro-Union Language From Human Rights Policy Members Public

NYC & NYS Comptrollers call on eBay to reinstate pro-union language in Human Rights Policy & bargain in good faith with TCGPlayer workers.


IRS Delays 1099-K $600 Threshold Changes Until 2024 Members Public

The IRS once again delays implementation of $600 threshold for 1099-Ks, now expecting phased transition for tax year 2024.


eBay Cites Section 230 Protections In EPA Suit Defense Members Public

eBay seeks to dismiss EPA environmental suit, saying Section 230 protects them from being liable for items sold by 3rd parties on the site.


Foggy VeRO Claim Strikes Fear Into Heart Of eBay Seller Members Public

eBay seller hit with VeRO claim conflating brand name, Fear of God with item specifics stating color for unrelated item is "fog."


eBay Admits Earning Interest In Payment Terms Update October 2023 Members Public

eBay payments terms of service update October 26, 2023 includes interest earned on payments, EU DAC7 obligations & removal of RatePay in Germany.


eBay Hires Heavy Hitters For Defense In EPA Pesticide, Emissions Environmental Suit Members Public

eBay taps Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Sullivan & Cromwell for defense in EPA environmental suit.


National Retail Federation Launches Fight Retail Crime Day Members Public

National Retail Federation's "Fight Retail Crime Day" leaves online fraud, digital shoplifting out of Organized Retail Crime discussion.


Etsy Removes Required Seller Details From UK & EU Stores, Leaving Sellers Legally Exposed Members Public

Sellers in EU & UK have been left exposed to legal ramifications as Etsy removes required seller details from item pages.


Resellers Worry About Future On eBay Amid Increasing Regulatory Scrutiny Members Public

With SHOP Safe back in Congress & increasing regulatory scrutiny, will eBay crack down on reselling of popular brands?


Sustainability Smokescreen: eBay CEO's Media Blitz Amid EPA Troubles Members Public

eBay CEO Jamie Iannone makes media rounds touting sustainability initiatives in effort to distract from EPA suit.


eBay Faces Potential Class Action From Shareholders In Wake Of EPA Claims Members Public

Multiple shareholder rights firms investigate eBay officers & directors for breach of fiduciary duties in wake of EPA lawsuit.


EPA Sues eBay Over Sales Of Pesticides, Chemicals & Anti-Pollution Control Devices Members Public

EPA files lawsuit against eBay for failing to stop sales of pesticides, chemicals & devices to defeat pollution controls.


FTC Hits Amazon With Antitrust Suit Alleging Illegal Monopoly Power Stifles Competition Members Public

FTC files long awaited Amazon antitrust suit alleging monopoly power inflates prices, degrades quality & stifles competition.


Amazon Faces Class Action For Recharging Instant Refunds On Returned Goods Members Public

Amazon hit with class action alleging they wrongfully recharged for items returned on time & in original condition.


eBay Flouts Consumer Safety With Paqui One Chip Challenge Inaction Members Public

eBay flouts safety concerns as super spicy One Chip Challenge is removed from stores but still actively sold on the site.


FTC Shuts Down AI Powered Ecommerce Business Opportunity Scheme Members Public

FTC suit temporarily shuts down Automaters scheme that lured consumers to invest in e-stores with unfounded claims.


eBay Execs Under Fire As Cyberstalking Case Gets 2025 Trial Date Members Public

eBay cyberstalking case headed for 2025 trial as questions about executive culpability linger.


Amazon Hit With Investor Lawsuit As FTC Scrutiny Heats Up Members Public

Amazon leadership, including Jeff Bezos, named in investor suit over losses & expansion that exposed co to regulatory scrutiny.