FTC Chair Faces Ethics Claim Over Google Merger

Law360, New York (December 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission has been asked to recuse herself from the agency's review of Google Inc.'s $3 billion acquisition of DoubleClick Inc. because her husband is a lawyer at a law firm, which may be representing the advertising firm in the merger.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with the FTC on Wednesday asking FTC Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras to recuse herself because of the possible conflict of interest. Majoras had been a partner...
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