February 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Amazon for allegedly falsely advertising its Amazon Prime Program. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Amazon markets the program as providing free two-day shipping on all Prime-Eligible items in exchange for a $79 annual Prime Program membership fee. The complaint also alleges that Amazon promises that shipping charges will not be included in the prices of Prime-Eligible items when, according to plaintiffs, the prices of the items are routinely inflated to include shipping charges. (Ekin et al. v. Amazon Services LLC, Case No. 14-cv-00244, W.D. Wa.)
In actuality a cherished geographical region of the planet featuring enormous biodiversity; now synonymous with an e-commerce site where you can buy virtually any product known to man.