Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business


Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing, the company argued that the Texas lawsuit isn’t “credible” and that the state failed to establish that the company’s ad business has run afoul of antitrust laws.

“AG Paxton’s allegations are more heat than light, and we don’t believe they meet the legal standard to send this case to trial,” Google Director of Economic Policy Adam Cohen wrote in a blog post.

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