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European Commission, AGs Have Final Word, Not FTC


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As the dust settles after the Federal Trade Commission’s disappointing announcement of its settlement with Google, it is clear that the FTC will not have the last word in determining whether Google’s practices are illegal, and whether the company will … Continued


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FTC Hires Economist, Texas AG Case 'Looms Large'


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Yet another sign has emerged that the Federal Trade Commission is serious about preparations to bring a case against Google for antitrust and consumer protection law violations if the company continues to refuse to change its anti-competitive practices on its … Continued


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Google Messing With Texas, and Everyone Else


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Google is yet again stonewalling law enforcement and government officials who are asking for more information about serious allegations that its business practices violate antitrust and consumer protection laws. In June, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sued Google in state … Continued


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Abbott to Google: Don't Mess with Texas


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Big news out of the Texas Attorney General’s office today.  According to MLex, Texas AG Greg Abbott is suing Google in state court saying that the company has “failed to fully comply with earlier investigative subpoenas to produce documents around … Continued


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Austin American-Statesman: Lynch: States should protect consumers from Google's abuse of power online


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Former Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch writes a must-read op-ed in today’s Austin American-Statesman, in which he urges his former colleagues “on the front lines of consumer protection” to take a close look at Google’s abuse of power online: … Continued