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Agreements by Amazon (USA)
Anyone who opens an Amazon seller account must agree to the Amazon Business Solutions Agreement (BSA) terms. This contract includes a binding arbitration clause. Therefore, as soon as a seller creates an Amazon seller account, they waive their ability to sue Amazon in a traditional courtroom setting.
Can You Sue Amazon If Accused Wrongly?
You agree to the terms and conditions of Amazon’s Business Solutions Agreement when you apply to become a third-party seller on Amazon (BSA). Unfortunately, one of the provisions of this contract limits your remedy to arbitration, at least in the United States. This implies you won’t be able to take Amazon to court.
Your only recourse is to seek arbitration from an American Arbitration Association arbitrator (AAA). The AAA works like a private court, with an arbitrator who is either an attorney or a judge. It functions similarly to a real court, except that the arbitration against Amazon takes place in King County, Washington. The hearing, or trial, can also be performed over the phone within the terms of the agreement.
You should employ a qualified lawyer if you wish to sue Amazon. You can avoid lawsuits by hiring a familiar professional and understands the legalities of running a business. In addition, a skilled lawyer will enlighten you about the dangers that your small business faces in the event of a lawsuit and advise you on what steps to take next if your company is issued.