California Opened Antitrust Probe Into Google, Politico Reports

July 10, 2020, 3:07 AM

California has opened its own antitrust probe into Google, separate from investigations by the Justice Department and a host of other states, Politico reports, citing three unidentified people with direct knowledge of the inquiry.

  • Not immediately clear which sector of Google’s business California is targeting
  • Decision leaves Alabama the only state not seeking legal action vs company
  • Spokespeople for California Attorney General, Google decline to comment to Politico
  • California’s antitrust laws allow government regulators to seek restitution or civil penalties for violations
  • NOTE: Google Probe Has States Split on Strategy With U.S. Case Looming

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