Google Antitrust Case Challenges "Monopoly Abuse"

Law360, New York (March 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Angry at being dropped from the Google search engine’s index, an online publisher has struck Google with a class action lawsuit, alleging that it violated its freedom of speech and that Google was taking advantage of its monopoly power to elbow out competitors.

Norwalk, Ca.-based KinderStart.com, which runs a Web site for parents of children under the age of 7, lodged the suit last week in the U.S. District for the Northern District of California.

KinderStart.com accused Google of “pervasive monopolistic practices” that denied the company...
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