FTC Chair Refuses Recusal Over Google-DoubleClick

Law360, New York (December 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras on Friday denied a request by consumer groups to recuse herself from the agency's review of Google's $3 billion acquisition of Internet advertising firm DoubleClick Inc. after an agency ethics officer found no conflict of interest existed.

Majoras, whose decision was backed by the FTC's four other commissioners, said Friday that a petition by The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy to recuse herself contained several key errors regarding her husband's status at Jones Day...
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