Facebook Gets Law Firm Leading Major Antitrust Case Disqualified

July 15, 2021, 7:42 PM

Facebook Inc. succeeded in disqualifying one of the firms leading antitrust litigation over its alleged scheme to squash rival startups, when a federal judge in California ruled that Keller Lenkner LLC was compromised when it hired a lawyer who had worked on the tech giant’s antitrust defense.

Judge Lucy H. Koh removed Keller Lenkner from the proposed consumer class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where it’s one of several parallel lawsuits accusing Facebook of exploiting its troves of data to target competing apps that posed a potential threat.

The other suits are being ...

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