Chinese Search Engine Hit With Suit Testing New Law

Law360, New York (November 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Inc., touted as the largest Chinese-language Internet search engine, has been hit with a complaint in China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce accusing it of abusing its dominant market position, reportedly the first such complaint since the country adopted its first comprehensive antitrust law in 2007.

Renren Information Service, which owns the medical information Web site, is seeking 174 million yuan ($25 million) in damages for Baidu's alleged breach of an agreement guaranteeing – in exchange for a fee –'s appearance in...
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