ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joins a coalition of 37 other attorneys general in suing Google.
They accuse the internet search giant of anti-competitive conduct in violation of the Sherman Act.READ MORE: Some Teens May Get A Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Soon, But Younger Kids Might Not Get One At All
“Google has protected its monopoly by excluding access to other search engines on the most used platforms including cell phones and web browsers,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Google’s anticompetitive conduct harms consumers, depriving them of choice and privacy.”READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed In West Baltimore
The states allege that Google illegally maintains its monopoly over other search engines.
As a result, the company has derived consumers of competition, they say.MORE NEWS: Maryland Horse Racing Regulators Question Laurel Park Executives After 8 Horses Die In 2 Months; Track To Remain Closed To Racing
The attorneys general are asking the court to “halt Google’s illegal conduct and restore a competitive marketplace.”