CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW – UNITED STATES – PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT – ANTITRUST IMMUNITY

US: The Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit confirms that search engines, leaders in the online search market, benefit from an antitrust immunity (Google / Marshall’s Locksmith Service)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Can a search engine escape antitrust prosecution when it acts as an intermediary on the Internet by providing false information on the location of companies? In other words, can the Sherman Act be overridden when a search engine merely takes over location information provided by third party companies? These were the questions put to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Google et alii v. Marshall's Locksmith Service Inc. et alii. Manipulation of research results by fictitious companies In this case, fourteen locksmiths claimed that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! conspired to flood the market with false information about fictitious companies -

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Walid Chaiehloudj, US: The Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit confirms that search engines, leaders in the online search market, benefit from an antitrust immunity (Google / Marshall’s Locksmith Service), 7 June 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91606, pp. 211-213

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