The UK High Court opts for targeted disclosure in private stand-alone claim against web search engine provider (Foundem / Google)

Background On 30 November 2010, the EU Commission (the “Commission”) announced that it had opened an investigation into allegations that Google has abused its dominant position, contrary to Article 102 TFEU, following multiple complaints. On 21 May 2012, the Commission published its preliminary conclusion confirming that Google’s practices may have abused its dominant position in the horizontal search engine market, in which it enjoys a 90% market share in the EEA, by using it to provide preferential treatment to its own services in the vertical search engine market. [1] On 26 July 2013, the UK High Court issued a targeted judgement largely in favour of Infederation Ltd (“Foundem”), one of the companies that complained to the Commission. The High Court decided to continue proceedings

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Emile Abdul-Wahab, The UK High Court opts for targeted disclosure in private stand-alone claim against web search engine provider (Foundem / Google), 26 July 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2013, Art. N° 59421

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