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On December 16, 2020, 10 state Attorneys General filed an antitrust complaint against Google LLC (“Google”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging that Google violated U.S. antitrust laws as well as state deceptive trade laws relating to its advertising technology.
On December 17, 2020, Attorneys General from 38 states and territories 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. The Attorneys General have made a request to consolidate their complaint with the October 20, 2020 complaint filed by the U.S Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and a number of other state Attorneys General.
Google believes both complaints are 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: December 21, 2020|
|Kent Walker |