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Amazon Antitrust Suit, Multistate Lawmaker Effort to Grasp AI & More

September 29, 2023 (1 min read)

FTC, 17 States File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

The long-expected antitrust action against Amazon finally came last week with the filing of a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by the FTC and the attorneys general of 17 states. The lawsuit alleges Amazon is “a monopolist” that “uses its vast power, size, and control over multiple business units to implement an interrelated and exclusionary course of conduct,” keeping “rivals from gaining the scale needed to compete effectively against” it. (CNBC, FTC)

Multistate Lawmaker AI Meetings Could Lead to More Legislation

Legislators from roughly 30 states and both major parties are holding biweekly meetings this fall to learn more about artificial intelligence and consider ways to regulate it. The effort, being led by Connecticut state Sen. James Maroney (D), could result in more state-level AI legislation next year. (PLURIBUS NEWS)

CA Gov Vetoes Autonomous Truck Legislation

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) vetoed a bill (AB 316) that would have required human safety drivers in autonomous trucks weighing over 10,000 lbs. Despite pressure from the Teamsters Union to sign the measure, the governor said the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles already provided sufficient oversight of electric vehicles. (PLURIBUS NEWS, STATE NET)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK


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