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Google Accused Of Abusing Online Search Dominance

Law360 (April 12, 2019, 9:31 PM EDT) -- A German price-comparison platform on Friday accused Google of abusing its online search dominance to promote the internet giant's price comparison service over the competition, conduct that already brought down a multibillion-dollar fine on the company from European Union antitrust officials.

Idealo internet GmbH filed a lawsuit in Berlin Regional Court seeking roughly €500 million ($566 million) from Google — a figure the company said could grow in a battle it expects "to last several years and instances." The company's parent, publisher Axel Springer SE, has long been a foe of Google. 

"Since 2008, Google has been giving its price comparison service an...

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