Need a Lawyer to Sue Amazon? Is Amazon holding seller funds indefinitely? Are you wondering how to get them to release your money? Instead of suing Amazon, you have to take them to binding arbitration. We also arbitrate against PayPal and other online giants. We are not afraid to get your money back! We can help, get in touch.
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Amazon Arbitration: Do you want to sue Amazon and Win?
Do You Need to Sue Amazon in Arbitration?
Are you an Amazon seller and have your funds been held indefinitely? Are you wondering how to sue Amazon and get them to release your funds? Our Amazon arbitration service can help you resolve the matter. We specialize in arbitrating against Amazon, PayPal, and other online giants. Our experienced Amazon lawyers have over 40 years of litigation experience, including countless trials and arbitrations. We know the Amazon arbitration process and can guide you through it.
If you have exhausted all avenues of appeal with Amazon and have escalated the matter up to top management and still do not have a good result, our arbitration service is the solution. An arbitration is like a court proceeding, and it is the only remedy available to an Amazon seller because of the binding arbitration clause in the Business Solutions Agreement. You have the right to a hearing before an independent arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association, who is usually an attorney or retired judge. You also have the right to an attorney to represent you at the arbitration, and it can be performed in the state or country in which you live or by telephone.
We understand that some firms claim to settle arbitration claims without filing by writing letters to outside counsel. However, we have a lot of experience with Amazon arbitration and know their outside counsel. Writing letters is likely to delay the outcome of your case as outside counsel does not usually get involved in disputes unless an arbitration has been filed. Don't waste your time and money with no result.
We have won significant cases against Amazon. For instance, in February and March 2023, we won three cases, including a case where the seller was awarded almost half a million dollars in damages. We also succeeded in getting Amazon's clause that allows them to keep your funds invalidated in many arbitrations.
Significant Wins in First Quarter 2023
In an arbitration against Amazon.com, an ex-judge sitting as an arbitrator in Florida ruled in February 2023 that section 2 of the BSA imposed a penalty and was an unenforceable liquidated damages clause. The judge also ruled that failure to submit to an in-person video verification interview by Amazon was not a condition to release of the seller’s sales proceeds being held by Amazon, and that the seller was entitled to its sales proceeds notwithstanding the fact that it breached the BSA by committing review manipulation, which is against Amazon’s policies. The judge awarded the seller almost half a million dollars in damages.
On March 15, 2023, in another case against Amazon by a Chinese seller, an arbitrator sitting in Tennessee ruled that section 2 of the BSA was an unenforceable penalty clause in another reivew manipulation case. The arbitrator also struck the clause as unconscionable, and held that the seller was entitled to its proceeds notwithstanding its breach of the BSA. The award was for over $340,000 with interest from the date of account deactivation.
In the largest of the three cases, also on March 15th, an arbitrator in Texas ordered Amazon to disburse almost $800,000 to a Chinese seller, ruling that Amazon breached its duties under the BSA to distribute the seller’s proceeds, that the verification of the seller’s identity in an in-person video verification procedure was not a condition to the release of those funds, and that section 2 of the BSA was not a valid liquidated damages clause.
How to Arbitrate Against Amazon?
An arbitration is like a court proceeding. Therefore, an experienced Amazon sellers lawyer is imperative. Our Amazon lawyers have over 40 years of litigation experience, including countless trials and arbitrations. They know the Amazon arbitration process and can guide you through it. An arbitration is not cheap, but losses of an Amazon seller account due to suspension can amount to thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, so in these cases, it is worth the expense.
Amazon's Business Solutions Agreement also contains a clause that says that Amazon can keep your money if they think you have used your seller account to engage in fraudulent or illegal activity, or have repeatedly violated their policies. We have succeeded in getting this clause invalidated in many arbitrations. No other attorneys can represent you as well as our Amazon attorneys can.
Our arbitration service is not cheap, but losses of an Amazon seller account due to suspension can amount to thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, so in these cases, it is worth the expense. Our clients have given us a 4.9-star rating out of 274 reviews.
Contact us for a free consultation to find out how we can help you get your Amazon seller funds released through arbitration.
Important Updates to Arbitration Clause
Amazon's Business Solutions Agreement provides that changes to it become effective within 14 days. The latest incarnation of the agreement has done away with the seller's election for an arbitration by telephone or written submissions. A hearing by written submission involves no live testimony, and the matter is submitted to Amazon by written declarations of the parties and briefs.
This doesn't mean that you still cannot have a hearing by written submissions, which is usually more cost-effective. It is up to the parties to agree or the arbitrator to set such a hearing.
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