(Reuters) – A group of state attorneys general led by Texas are likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and are working on potential litigation for later this year, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday.
FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
The Justice Department is also moving toward bringing a case as soon as this summer, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Shares of Alphabet fell about 1.5% in after-hours trading.
Google – along with Facebook Inc (FB.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) – are under a series of probes into allegations that the tech behemoths use their clout to unfairly defend their market share, including one by the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel.
The federal probe of Google focuses on search, advertising and management of its Android operating system. The Federal Trade Commission settled an…
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