States Review Google-Yahoo Ad Deal

Law360, New York (September 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Google Inc.'s proposed advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc. faces mounting scrutiny, with California Assemblyman Joel Anderson confirming Friday that almost a dozen states are examining the deal.

Anderson said Google had confirmed in a meeting that it was forwarding documents relating to the deal to California Attorney General Jerry Brown, along with regulators in 10 other states, including New York and Florida. The pact, set to go into effect next month, faces opposition from advertisers who claim it is anti-competitive.

Brown's spokesman Abraham Arredondo said the...
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