Analysis

EU Google Shopping Order Reinforces Self-Preferencing Fight

By Bryan Koenig (November 10, 2021, 9:44 PM EST) -- European Union antitrust enforcers scored their first court victory on Wednesday in the fight against what they call anti-competitive practices by major technology companies, providing momentum for global efforts to stop Google and potentially its peers from using their dominance over tech platforms to keep competitors at bay.

The European Union's General Court ruling almost entirely upheld the European Commission's 2017 decision to fine Google for its practice of prominently featuring its Google Shopping comparison service in search results while relegating competing services to spots often several pages deep.

Competition experts say the ruling's impact goes beyond merely upholding the €2.4 billion ($2.8 billion) fine...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!