30 Nov '12, 6pm

US, European Antitrust Regulators To Confer On Google Case

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ ), the top two US and European antitrust regulators will meet in Europe next week to compare notes and discuss potential outcomes. Both are negotiating with Google to settle antitrust claims that would avoid formal legal action. The FTC’s Chairman Jon Leibowitz will meet with the EU’s Joaquin Almunia. The claims against Google on both sides of the Atlantic are similar, though not identical. In addition, European and American antitrust laws are different though they express the same overarching principles. The WSJ reported that any concessions made by Google in Europe could give the FTC more leverage if it chooses to wait until the Europeans act: Earlier in the probes, it appeared possible that the European regulator would announce the outcome of its probe before the FTC made a final decision. That timeline could benefit U.S. regula...

Full article: http://searchengineland.com/us-european-antitrust-regulat...

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