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Google faces long battle in EU antitrust case
Google faces long battle in EU antitrust case

Google Inc. probably faces a lengthy process in challenging antitrust claims brought by the European Union, but the Internet search giant might be able to avoid paying hefty fines or making big changes to its business. "I don't think this is going to lead to some draconian effect" for Google, said David Balto, an antitrust lawyer in Washington and former policy director at the Federal Trade Commission. Still, Google has its work cut out in countering European regulators' claims that the company is abusing its online-search prominence to the detriment of its rivals, antitrust experts said Thursday. The case, announced Wednesday by Margrethe Vestager, the European...

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