Google claims it has done nothing wrong in U.S. antitrust lawsuit
Earlier, multiple states in the United States jointly filed antitrust lawsuits against Google. This antitrust lawsuit is not the same as the previous antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice. Therefore, the Google Legal Department is currently running through various courts to submit various documents.
Of course, Google never believes that it has anti-competitive behavior. In the joint lawsuit against Google, Google submitted a statement file. In the statement file, Google’s wording is very interesting, and even uses some very confusing language.
At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, Google made the statement file public so that we can understand this document that has left the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. states, and even the courts very speechless.
“Google generally denies the legal claims asserted in Plaintiffs’ Complaint,” a new Google filing reads. (You can find a copy here.) “Google further states that for nearly a quarter-century, Google’s mission has been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. To further that mission, Google has developed, continually innovated, and promoted Google Search for use by consumers all over the world. People use Google Search because they choose to, not because they are forced to or because they cannot easily find alternative ways to search for information on the Internet.”
“Google admits that it was founded in a Menlo Park garage 22 years ago,” the filing notes, “and that it created an innovative way to search the internet, Google Search, but denies the remaining allegations … Google admits that its parent company, Alphabet Inc., has a roughly $1 trillion market capitalization and had revenue exceeding $160 billion in 2019, but denies that these allegations apply to Google, the Defendant in this case.”
“Google prays … that the Complaint against Google be dismissed in its entirety, with prejudice; that Google be awarded its attorneys’ fees and costs and expenses of the suit; and that the Court award such other and further relief to Google as the Court deems just and proper.”