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City council member asks AG for Grubhub antitrust investigation – nypost.com

A New York City council member has asked New York Attorney General Letitia James to open an antitrust investigation into Grubhub, The Post has learned.

Mark Gjonaj, the head of the council’s Committee on Small Business, said that the “time may have come” for the AG to revisit the terms of a 2013 settlement agreement that cleared the way for Grubhub’s acquisition of Seamless, according to a July 2 letter obtained by The Post.

“While I am not accusing any entity of committing unlawful acts, I do believe that Grubhub’s outsized market share and heavy-handed tactics could lead to artificially reduced competition which in turn may drive up the commissions paid by struggling locally owned restaurants,” Gjonaj wrote in the letter.

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