Texas Posts

AG to Subpoena Google on Links to Illegal Drug Sites

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he will issue subpoenas to Google for business records and documents for content related to the illegal online sale of drugs without prescriptions, and called on his colleagues to do the same. The Associated Press writes that Hood believes Google “hasn’t adequately responded to requests by himself and the Read more »

European Commission, AGs Have Final Word, Not FTC

Friday, January 4th, 2013

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 have to change them. Google is expected to make a formal, detailed proposal to the Read more »

Google Messing With Texas, and Everyone Else

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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 court for withholding 14,500 documents needed for the state’s antitrust investigation. Despite that suit and Read more »

Abbott to Google: Don’t Mess with Texas

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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 the state’s antitrust investigation of Google’s search and advertising practices.” According to The Wall Street Journal, Read more »

Oklahoma AG Considers Google Probe; Cites Concern for Consumers and Competition

Friday, May 20th, 2011

According to Bloomberg, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is considering a probe of Google’s search dominance and its effect on consumers and competition. Specifically, Pruitt highlighted concern over Google’s “practices and dominance of Internet searches as well as their treatment and placement of proprietary content from other websites” in search results. But it’s not just Read more »

Video: Gary Reback on the Google-ITA Deal

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Bloomberg West broadcasted an interview with attorney Gary Reback, a co-founder of the Open Book Alliance, in which he discusses the Justice Department’s investigation into the ITA deal, regulatory investigations into Google by European competition authorities and state attorneys general in Texas, Ohio and Wisconsin, and Google’s unique ability to manipulate search to the detriment Read more »