Texas Hires Two Law Firms for Google Investigation Team

The Texas attorney general’s office announced on Wednesday morning it has named The Lanier Law Firm and the law firm Keller Lenkner to the litigation team that would face off against Google in an expected antitrust lawsuit.

The Texas attorney general’s office announced on Wednesday morning it has named The Lanier Law Firm and the law firm Keller Lenkner to the litigation team that would face off against Google in an expected antitrust lawsuit.

In a statement, the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office said that it had notified members of the state legislature that the attorney general’s office intended to enter into contracts with the two law firms in order “to aid the State of Texas should it seek to file an antitrust claim against Google.”

Texas, which is backed by other states in the US, has long been expected to follow the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google but unrelated allegations against Paxton of bribery and abuse of office led to the departure of several lawyers who were key to the Google probe.

The federal lawsuit filed in October argued that the tech giant built a great search engine but then fended off competition through exclusive deals with Apple and others. It also alleged that Google abused its dominance in search advertising.


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