After Years Of Anti-Competitive Complaints Foundem Sues Google In UK Court
Bloomberg reports Google is yet again being sued, this time by UK’s shopping search engine, for alleged anti-competitive practices.
This comes a week after the FTC ruled that there is not enough evidence to prove search bias by Google in their search results.
Foundem is seeking damages for revenue lost as a result of Google’s “anti- competitive conduct,” lawyers for Foundem said. “Since a lack of original content is an inherent characteristic of all search services, including Google’s own, that reason cannot justify” Google’s actions, Foundem said in the U.K. lawsuit.
The case is Infederation v. Google, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, No. HC12A02489. The court documents were filed in October but only released this week.
Foundem has continually made legal efforts against Google. We’ve documented them in these stories:
- Companies Ask Courts, Regulators To Restrain Google To Compensate For Own Competitive Failures
- Texas Attorney General Investigating Google & Antitrust Issues
- French Company Seeks $421M From Google For “Blacklisting”
- Deconstructing “Search Neutrality”
- Eric Schmidt Tells Congress That Google Doesn’t Have ‘Separate Products & Services’
- Google Braces For Early 2012 (400-Page) EU Antitrust Report
- EU Antitrust Complaints Against Google Grow To Nine
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