Google Search Results Quash Competition, Rival Says

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 5:59 PM EST) -- Google Inc. was hit with a complaint Friday in the Federal Trade Commission by a rival Internet search company that claims it unfairly penalizes competitors in search results rankings.

In a letter to the FTC, ShopCity.com Inc. asked the regulator to institute a “serious investigation” against Google for unfairly penalizing rivals by listing its own services above the competition in search results.

“This conduct by [Google] is not new, it’s been going on for years,” Gary L. Reback of Carr & Ferrell LLP, an attorney for...
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