Antitrust Column & Publications

FTC Drops Bias Charges Against Google

Date: 01/17/13

Source: The New York Law Journal. Reprinted with permission.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) closed its eagerly followed investigation into allegations of anticompetitive “search bias” by Google because it found the challenged modifications to the search engine’s results were legitimate product design improvements. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed dismissal of claims that rock salt suppliers allocated markets and rigged bids to sell road salt to the state of Ohio.

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