Google Dumps $13M Into Lobbying Amid FTC Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. has spent a record $13.1 million so far in 2012 on various lobbying efforts amid an investigation of the search giant by the Federal Trade Commission, which is rumored to be preparing a lawsuit over possible antitrust violations.

According to disclosures released Monday, Google reported spending $4.18 million on lobbying efforts during the third quarter of 2012 to go along with the $8.9 million it already has spent this year. The figures represent record spending for Google on lobbying efforts in a single year,...
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