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Divided. Will conquer? Google faces 3 distinct challenges to its conduct

by Patrick E. O’Shaughnessy

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, a Principal of Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller, has published an article in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal analyzing why governments have spent more of their limited resources on expensive antitrust enforcement in the technology sector by pursuing three separate, distinct, and challenging antitrust lawsuits against Google.

First, the federal government and 14 states sued Google in the District of Columbia federal court starting in late October.  Second, a Texas-led group of 10 governments sued Google in Texas federal court on December 16.  Then, a Colorado-led group of governments sued Google in the District of Columbia federal court on December 17.  These three different Google lawsuits do not stem from a division of labor nearly as much as they do from different resources, priorities and opinions.  View the pdf article in its entirety.