Mergers & Antitrust Law News

Amazon Looms Large in Google’s $2.6 Billion Court Clash With EU

Feb. 13, 2020, 2:09 PM

Amazon.com Inc. was drawn into Google’s battle with the European Union over a multibillion-euro antitrust decision as lawyers clashed on whether regulators overlooked its emergence as a global leader in online shopping.

Google claims that the EU failed to consider Amazon as a key player when in 2017 it fined the search-engine giant 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) for unfairly discriminating against smaller shopping search rivals.

Those competitors blame Google for choking off the web traffic they needed to become commercially successful. But Google says this fails to take account of how Amazon became an important part of the...

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