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JD Sues Alibaba for Misleading Users on Speedy Delivery

  • Lawsuit escalates battle between the two before Singles' Day
  • JD accuses larger rival of competing unfairly with false ads
Updated on Inc has sued Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in a Beijing court for false advertising and unfair competition, escalating a running spat between China’s largest e-commerce players ahead of their crucial “Singles’ Day” online contest next week.

JD’s lawsuit against its larger rival in Beijing’s Haidian district court was accepted on Thursday, the court said in a statement on its website. JD accused the company co-founded by billionaire Jack Ma of exaggerating its same-day delivery service, according to the statement on Friday.