Google Served With Third Anti-Trust Suit

US tech juggernaut Google faced on Thursday morning its third government antitrust lawsuit in less than months, this time from a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general.

US tech juggernaut Google faced on Thursday morning its third government antitrust lawsuit in less than months, this time from a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general.

A group of 38 states and territories all across the United States took part in this third lawsuit against Google, which claims that the company illegally maintained a monopoly in general search and search advertising through anticompetitive conduct and contracts. 

Members of the executive committee leading the states included Utah, North Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee, Iowa, Colorado and Arizona.

During a press conference, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said that the group would file a motion to consolidate the case with the Justice Department’s recent lawsuit against the tech giant.

The Justice Department’s lawsuit alleges that the company used exclusionary contracts to prevent competitors from gaining access to key distribution channels and ensure its continued monopoly in online search.


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