Topic: State enforcement

Google says its search engine is not a common carrier or public utility

Google has slammed the State of Ohio for seeking a court declaration that the company’s search engine is a common carrier or public utility, arguing that the law does not support the state’s case.

17 August 2021

Multidistrict litigation panel sends Google digital ad cases to New York

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has transferred 19 private enforcement actions challenging Google’s digital advertising practices to a federal New York court for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

11 August 2021

Colorado claims Google is holding up data discovery

The Colorado-led coalition of states accusing Google of illegally preserving a monopoly over online search has said the company is stymying its case by delaying the production of data describing a user’s “journey” on the platform.

02 August 2021

Lawmakers rebuke letter from federal judiciary’s administrative office

Four members of Congress have criticised the Administrative Office of the US Courts (AO) for voicing concerns about pending legislation that would prohibit defendants from transferring antitrust legislation brought by state attorneys general to other courts.

30 July 2021

Judge Mehta: Google must produce employee performance reviews for DOJ

Google will be required to share with the Department of Justice personnel performance reviews, records the government claims may capture a candid picture of the company’s desire for market dominance.

30 June 2021

Judge dismisses Facebook complaints brought by FTC and states

A federal judge has dismissed a pair of lawsuits brought by the Federal Trade Commission and various state enforcers accusing Facebook of illegally monopolising the market for personal social networks.

29 June 2021

Antitrust experts wary of Ohio lawsuit seeking to declare Google a public utility

The State of Ohio has asked a state court to define Google’s search engine as a public utility, but several antitrust experts are sceptical the lawsuit will succeed without the backing of legislation.

10 June 2021

New York Senate advances abuse of dominance bill

The New York State Senate has passed legislation that would establish the nation’s first antitrust bill with an abuse of dominance standard.

08 June 2021

Judge: Shkreli’s use of contraband phone harmed the FTC

Former Vyera Pharmaceuticals executive Martin Shkreli impeded the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against him by using a secret cell phone to conduct company business from prison, knowing that those communications would not be appropriately preserved, a New York federal judge has ruled.

03 June 2021

Texas and Google divided over case timeline

The State of Texas and Google have warned a Texas federal court that accepting their opponent’s proposed trial dates would give the other an unfair advantage, after each party suggested hearing dates that differ by nearly 18 months.

07 May 2021

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