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Antitrust

AG Pax­ton Sues Google for Ille­gal­ly Main­tain­ing Monop­o­lies in Inter­net Search and Search Adver­tis­ing Services

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that Texas is suing Google for engaging in anticompetitive and exclusionary practices that eliminate competition for internet searches and search advertising.

October 20, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: State­ment on UK’s Assess­ment of Google in Com­pe­ti­tion and Mar­kets Author­i­ty Report

Today, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) released their Online Platforms and Digital Advertising Market Study Interim Report, which assesses the market power of Google and other online platforms.

December 18, 2019 | Noteworthy

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Leads 50 Attor­neys Gen­er­al in Google Mul­ti­state Bipar­ti­san Antitrust Investigation

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas is leading 50 attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws.

September 09, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Urges FTC to Con­sid­er the Role of Con­sumer Pri­va­cy and Data in Antitrust Enforcement

Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and 41 other state attorneys general, filed a bi-partisan comment with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging a renewed focus on consumer privacy and data in antitrust enforcement actions against dominant technology platforms that collect and leverage consumer data.

June 11, 2019 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Reach­es Set­tle­ment with Pat­ter­son Com­pa­nies Over Den­tal Sup­ply Boycott

“Conspiring with competitors to prevent the emergence of new distribution channels for goods and services is contrary to the free market and violates antitrust laws,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Such interference should not be tolerated in any industry. My office will continue to ensure that companies doing business in Texas have the opportunity to compete in a truly free market.”

April 20, 2018