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In August 2019, Google LLC (“Google”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., began receiving civil investigative demands from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and a group of state Attorneys General requesting information and documents relating to its prior antitrust investigations and certain aspects of its business. On October 20, 2020, the DOJ, joined by 11 state Attorneys General, filed an antitrust complaint against Google in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that Google violated U.S. antitrust laws relating to Search and Search advertising. Google believes this complaint is without merit and will defend itself vigorously.
The DOJ and state Attorneys General continue their investigations into certain aspects of Google’s business.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: October 20, 2020|