Searching Google For Anti-Competitive Conduct

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- Reportedly, the Federal Trade Commission seems poised to finish its two-year-long inquiry of Google Inc.’s search practices. Industry rivals perhaps hope for some type of enforcement action. But those who suggest that alleged high market shares and popularity create a monopoly have not recognized the appropriately limited circumstances in which antitrust law condemns conduct by a successful firm. 

Some of Google’s critics who compare Google’s conduct of today to Microsoft Corp.’s conduct during the 1990s simply do not make a compelling case for the federal antitrust...
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