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Google Antitrust Lawsuit: Initial Observations [October 23, 2020]   [open pdf - 773KB]

From the Document: "On October 20, 2020, the Department of Justice and eleven Republican state attorneys general (hereinafter 'DOJ') filed a long-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the tech giant has unlawfully monopolized the markets for general internet search services and search advertising. The complaint follows an investigation of 'Big Tech' platforms that the DOJ launched last summer and represents the Department's most significant antitrust case since the Microsoft litigation that began over twenty years ago. The lawsuit also implicates an area of intense congressional interest: earlier this month, the House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report concluding that major tech companies--including Google--have engaged in exclusionary conduct that violates the antitrust laws. This Legal Sidebar provides an overview of the Justice Department's allegations and offers initial observations on their relationship to existing antitrust doctrine."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10544
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2020-10-23
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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