EU Antitrust Leader Misrepresented Google Deal, Rival Says

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The Google Inc. rival responsible for the initial antitrust complaint against the company's search results display policies on Tuesday accused the European Commission's antitrust chief of misleading his fellow commissioners as to the nature of the fixes Google offered to resolve a formal probe.

Citing the minutes from a Feb. 12 commission meeting, a letter from vertical search site Foundem alleged that Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia had misrepresented the fixes by telling the other officials that Google's services would be subject to “the same arrangements” as those of its rivals.

Foundem said that this is an inherently incorrect statement, given that...

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