Last fall, as Virginia's state economic development agency pitched a plan to legislators for Amazon to place a second headquarters in the state, officials highlighted risks that could derail the project. Second on the list, in a presentation made by the state agency, was the e-commerce giant's exposure to possible antitrust litigation.
At the time, aside from the odd presidential tweet about Amazon being a monopoly, there was no sign that the company faced imminent legal heat over its exploding footprint and competitive practices. . . . more