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Once allies against Microsoft, two lawyers clashed over Google antitrust case

 |  January 4, 2013

In a 1996 landmark antitrust case against Microsoft, lawyers Gary L. Reback and Susan A. Creighton were a crucial duo in building a case against the tech corporation. But before the recently-announced settlement between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Google – another major, longstanding case – Reback and Creighton parted ways due to disagreements as to whether Google’s business practices were an abuse of dominance. According to the report, Reback argued in the case against Google and viewed the search giant as a bully against smaller companies in the way it presents its search results, Creighton, however, testified before Congress in favor of Google as well as argued in Google’s favor to the FTC, arguing Google’s practices were “far from threatening competition.” The Federal Trade Commission recently voted 5-0 to end the antitrust case against Google, signaling no violation of antitrust law on Google’s part.


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