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Snap Ordered To Hand Over Emails In Meta FTC Antitrust Case

 |  October 31, 2022

Snap must turn over some emails from Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel and other top executives for use in Meta Platforms Inc.’s defense from a government antitrust challenge, a judge ruled Monday.
Judge James Boasberg said emails from C-suite executives like Spiegel on how Snap views the competitive landscape were relevant to Meta’s defense in a Federal Trade Commission case that accuses the social network of illegally maintaining a monopoly. 

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Boasberg held off on deciding some issues, including how much Snap must turn over about its investors and 2017 initial public offering, and ordered lawyers for Snap and Meta to negotiate over additional details.