toysrus_logoToys R Us is having a good year.

They acquired FAO Schwarz and The Parent Co (aka eToys),  and now a lawsuit they filed in 2004 against finally bore fruit.

Essentially, Toys-R-Us had been paying Amazon $50 million a year for exclusive sales of certain products on Amazon. In 2004, Toys R Us claimed that Amazon violated this agreement by allowing storefronts on the site which sold these products. Amazon claimed that the sellers were only filling in when Toys R Us was out of stock. (source)

Toys R Us and Amazon parted ways. Amazon has finally settled for a $51 million in a judgment, presumably the cost of the year’s service (plus tip). In 2006, a lower court had already ruled against Amazon, but they contested it. (source)