LOS ANGELES – A Malibu man alleges he purchased counterfeit textbooks on Amazon that were marketed as authentic.
King filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the
Central District of California against Amazon.com Inc. alleging
trademark infringement, common law fraud and negligent
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that he purchased 141 copies of "Principles of Macroeconomics"
at $100 per book through the Amazon.com marketplace. The suit states he
resold the books to two third parties and was later contacted by lawyers
with allegations that the books were counterfeit. He states he contacted
Amazon for a refund, which it originally agreed to, but later rescinded
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
damages, restitution, exemplary damages, actual damages, statutory
damages, interest, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief
as the court deems just. He is represented by Luis F. Magdaleno of
Magdaleno Law Office in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-02154-BRO-RAO