Jan 16, 2020

Okay, Google: Did You Violate U.S. Antitrust Laws?

Google[1] rang in the New Year with a fresh lawsuit, filed against it on November 25, 2019, looming in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by Inform, Inc. (“Inform”), an online advertising company.[2] Nothing says “Merry, Merry” and “Happy New Year” like a fresh batch of anticompetitive claims against the search engine we all resorted to for our obligatory “what to give Dad” and “30-day cleanse” searches.  The suit alleges that “[t]o maximize [Google’s] advertising profits, to protect their valuable monopolies against potential competitive threats, and to extend Defendants’ [monopolies] globally and across digital devices,… Read more

Jun 29, 2011

Supreme Court Rejects Plaintiffs’ Climate Change Suit

In what will likely become a pivotal moment in the nation’s regulations of greenhouse gases, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the rights of six states, New York City and three private land trusts, holding that there is no federal common law of public nuisance for claims of injuries caused by the emissions of greenhouse gases. American Electric Power Co., et al. v. Connecticut, et al., No. 10-174 (“AEP”). The plaintiffs in AEP filed suit in July 2004 against six major electric utilities arguing they had suffered climate change-related injuries caused by the utilities’ emissions, which emissions they argued constituted… Read more