News; Google antitrust lawsuit in Ohio to win
Published: Thursday 01 September, 2011
Google on Wednesday received U.S. antitrust victory in Ohio. Ohio District Court on Wednesday rejected a local Internet company myTriggers.com Inc on Google filed a private antitrust lawsuit. In announcing the verdict the court pointed out that the plaintiff company failed to provide enough evidence to prove their information on the Internet has been a boycott of Google.
MyTriggers As a small business against search giant Google monopoly of the case attracted a lot of attention, because the plaintiff's attorney is Microsoft's long-term employment of the chief outside counsel Charles Ruhr (Charles Rule).
Ruhr and the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP same time also represented another small Internet company Google to bring private antitrust litigation over: Back in July, the New York Court of Appeal dismissed the start-up network company Tradecomet.com LLC complaints filed against Google, and ruled that the company should be in Google's California headquarters to bring the relevant proceedings.
Google has long been suspected that Microsoft is secretly control of these small, private lawsuits, investigations by law to take the opportunity to disclose the information collected Google's internal documents and information.
A Google spokesman was in March 2010 interview with reporters, said: "Obviously, many of our competitors are around the world by searching Google with a lawsuit related to court files, in order to get what they want to expect from the internal information and to better understand our business model, and then through the summary of the information, the further we propose a broader range of large-scale antitrust litigation. "
In response, Microsoft has repeatedly denied that he suspected manipulation of these proceedings. The TradeComet and myTriggers also declare their lawsuits against Google and Microsoft has nothing to do.
It is not clear whether myTriggers appeal on the case, and TradeComet in California will bring a new lawsuit.
myTriggers in a statement that the company's next step is to re-evaluate plans and arrangements. And a Google spokesman declined to comment on Thursday in the case of the court's decision on myTriggers comment.