DC Tourist Biz Joins Google Antitrust Fray

Law360 (October 23, 2020, 2:40 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., tour business filed a class action against Google on Thursday over its online advertising business, piggybacking off of the U.S. Department of Justice's recent enforcement action accusing the tech giant of stifling competition in the search advertising market.

Grand Atlas LLC, otherwise known as tour company Grand Atlas Tours, filed the suit in D.C. district court Thursday, specifically claiming it and the putative class "suffered economic losses due to Google's monopolization" of the "ad tech stack," or the technology that facilitates purchase of digital ads.

"Companies that wish to place or publish online advertisements have little choice but...

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