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The US DoJ files a complaint against a search engine for its unlawful monopolisation of the search and search advertising markets (Google)

On 20 October 2020, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and 11 State Attorney-Generals [1] filed a much anticipated complaint against Google for its unlawful monopolisation of the search and search advertising markets in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act (the Complaint). The Complaint is the culmination of a year-long investigation into Google’s conduct in these markets and follows the report of the US House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee's Antitrust Subcommittee [2] on competition in digital markets which was published at the beginning of October. The timing of the Complaint (two weeks before the date of the US Presidential election) and its overwhelming similarity with the Microsoft antitrust case - now some twenty years ago -

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Lesley Hannah, Stella Gartagani, The US DoJ files a complaint against a search engine for its unlawful monopolisation of the search and search advertising markets (Google), 20 October 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 97836

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