Google Blasts Texas-Led Digital Ad Monopolization Suit

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 8:52 PM EST) -- Texas and the nine other states accusing Google of illegally manipulating the display advertising market built their case on "gerrymandered market definitions" and a lack of understanding of how the digital ad market works, the company says.

Google delivered its answer to the litigation Monday, in which it slammed the suit — brought by 10 Republican state enforcers — as a misguided attempt to break up a "successful American company" and ultimately bad for competition.

"And while antitrust laws are in place to promote consumer welfare, the 358 paragraphs of plaintiffs' complaint say remarkably little about how this lawsuit would help...

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