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States Struggle to Pinpoint Antitrust Case Against Big Tech

July 10, 2019, 10:30 AM

State attorneys general investigating tech companies monopoly power are having a hard time developing an approach for filing a lawsuit, Iowa’s Attorney General said.

“We are struggling with the law and the theory,” Attorney General Tom Miller said during a July 8 interview with Bloomberg Law.

Miller, who will become the longest serving state attorney general in U.S. history next year, is well-known for his role leading 20 states, including Iowa, in the Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Microsoft Corp.

Miller said that there are some similarities between the Microsoft case and today’s big tech companies, including a bipartisan consensus...

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