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UK: Streetmap seeks to appeal against High Court ruling in Google case

 |  March 22, 2016

A UK-based online mapping outfit has sought to overturn an earlier High Court ruling which concluded that—while Google is a dominant force—the multinational hadn’t directly harmed competition in Blighty by abusing its position in the search market.

Streetmap.EU Ltd’s commercial director, Kate Sutton, claimed to Ars that Google’s alleged anti-competitive tactics had “devastated” her business in 2007, and she added that the company’s fight against Google wasn’t over yet. The Milton Keynes-based firm, which at its height claimed five million users, and a healthy turnover, is facing hefty legal bills following last month’s ruling.

In February, Justice Roth ruled that the arrival of Google’s OneBox maps service in 2007 was “not reasonably likely appreciably to affect competition in the market for online maps,” and added that the company’s strategy could be “objectively justified.”

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