LOS ANGELES, June 12 Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O)
said on Friday it would pay $51 million to settle legal claims
related to Toys R Us Inc's [TOY.UL] 2004 lawsuit that sought to
terminate the retailers' strategic relationship.
Under the terms of the June 11 settlement agreement, Amazon
will pay Toys R Us the $51 million within 45 days of the
settlement date, which coincides with Amazon's third quarter.
Amazon said that substantially all of the one-time payment
had been unanticipated and that it would be charged to "other
operating expense" in the second quarter.
The settlement also covered a related lawsuit that
Amazon.com filed in 2006.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein; Editing by Ted Kerr)