Google, Apple Renew Bid To Toss Search Conspiracy Suit

By Bryan Koenig (April 13, 2022, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Google and Apple have filed a renewed motion to dismiss a proposed class action from a California crane-operator licensing school accusing the Silicon Valley giants of an anti-competitive agreement that kept Apple from producing its own search engine, arguing that the school still has not alleged an actual conspiracy.

The Northern District of California brief filed Tuesday hews closely to their original motion to dismiss, matching California Crane School Inc.'s limited updates to its original late December complaint. Those updates include added language about the relief being sought — including disgorgement of funds Google allegedly paid to keep Apple out of the search...

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