A PYMNTS Company

Texas sues Google for withholding documents

 |  June 22, 2012

Texas sued Google, Inc. on June 12 for withholding a “large volume” of documents the state requested as part of an ongoing antitrust investigation. In response to two Civil Investigative Demands, Google supplied “several hundred thousand” documents, but classified several thousand as “privileged” and did not send them. Google also requested that the Attorney General send back or destroy some select records that it had re-classified as “privileged.”

The state considered those documents not only highly probative with respect to the investigation, but also saw nothing in the documents that would justify Google in withholding them. In this new complaint, the state requested the court determine whether the documents Google withheld are protected by attorney-client privilege and order Google to produce any unprotected documents.

Full content: AllThingsD


Related contentThe Microsoft Case and Google


Want more news? Subscribe to CPI’s free daily newsletter for more headlines and updates on antitrust developments around the world.