By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-16-20

In his state’s second bite at the Google antitrust suit apple, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday (Dec. 16) that he is leading a multi-state lawsuit – teaming with other Republican AGs – against Google for anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary conduct, and deceptive misrepresentations related to online advertising.

Back in October, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday, joined by 11 state attorneys general, including Paxton. It called the company an illegal search and advertising monopoly and vowed to “remedy the competitive harms.”

>In announcing the suit, Paxton said Google had used its monopoly power to control prices, had colluded to “rig [advertising] auctions,” and otherwise “violated justice.” » Read More