Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Ind. Courts - "Angie's List sues Amazon Local" - story and the complaint
Jeff Swistek has a long story in the Indianapolis Star this afternoon. It begins:
Angie's List has sued Amazon Local, accusing it of stealing provider lists and other proprietary information from Angie's website.The ILB has obtained a copy of the 42-page complaint, filed June 19, 2015. There were also a number of other $$ documents the ILB did not download: (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-Membership Agreement, # 2 Exhibit B-WSJ 11-24-14 Article, # 3 Exhibit C-KaW 12-3-14 Article, # 4 Exhibit D-Forbes 11-25-14 Article, # 5 Exhibit E-Forbes 6-10-14 Article, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet, # 7 Proposed Summons)(Gasper, George) (Entered: 06/19/2015)
The federal lawsuit, filed Friday in Indianapolis, alleges that Amazon Local executives and other employees got access to the information by signing up as members of Angie's and copying provider profiles, member reviews and other information.
The information is being used by Amazon Local, a subsidiary of Internet retailing giant Amazon.com, to establish a competing service to Angie's, according to the lawsuit.
Amazon Local entered the home services procurement market last year, becoming a major new competitor to Indianapolis-based Angie's.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 23, 2015 05:30 PM
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