The US DoJ files an antitrust complaint against a search engine for abuse of dominant position (Google)

On October 20, the U.S. Department of Justice filed its long-awaited antitrust complaint against Google, joined by 11 state Attorneys General (Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas). The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint begins with this opening statement: Two decades ago, Google became the darling of Silicon Valley as a scrappy startup with an innovative way to search the emerging internet. That Google is long gone. The Google of today is a monopoly gatekeeper for the internet. . . For many years, Google has used anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in the markets for general search services, search advertising, and general

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  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)

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Andrew Cook, Robert McKenna, The US DoJ files an antitrust complaint against a search engine for abuse of dominant position (Google), 20 October 2020, e-Competitions November 2020 - II, Art. N° 97371

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