A class-action lawsuit is accusing eBay of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, reports The Detroit News.
According to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the online auction giant’s practice of forcing all sellers to use PayPal exclusively “is the very reason [the Act] was passed,” said Detroit-based Peter W. Macuga II, who represents six eBay sellers.
The plaintiffs seek unspecified damages and the right for sellers to accept other forms of payment from buyers.
eBay sellers must pay a 3 percent transaction fee to PayPal, which eBay bought in 2002, in addition to eBay’s fees for listings and percentage of the final sale price.
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