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News Release
8/31/2011
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield, Laura Antonini & John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog applauded the U.S. Justice Department today for filing a civil antitrust complaint to block the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger, calling it a victory for cell phone consumers, and urged the Federal Communications Commission to reject the deal as well. Earlier this month, Consumer Watchdog wrote a letter to the U.S...
Blog Post
8/29/2011
By John M. Simpson
It became clear over the weekend why Google agreed to a whopping $500 million settlement with the Justice Department to end criminal charges that it aided in the sale of illegal drugs from Canada. Co-founder and CEO Larry Page knew that the Internet giant was breaking the law. The settlement was no mere slap on the wrist. It amounted to about...
News Release
8/24/2011
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Carmen Balber
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog praised the U.S. Justice Department today for forcing Google to forfeit $500 million because it allowed illegal drug ads through its AdWords program, but said the problem of predatory and deceptive advertising on the Internet giant's services continues. Further enforcement action by regulators is needed...
Blog Post
1/14/2011
By John M. Simpson
It's been a tough week for Google as it faced legal challenges from around the world, the most prominent being that Department of Justice antitrust staff is preparing for the possibility of a suit to block the Internet giant's acquisition of the travel software company, ITA. My understanding is that DOJ staff have told some interested...