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Google Asks Court to Toss Federal Antitrust Claims by States

  • Company says suit would force it to help digital ad rivals
  • States allege Google dominates market, stifles competition
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Alphabet Inc.’s Google said a monopoly lawsuit filed by a coalition of states led by Texas over digital advertising is an attack on the company’s success and would force it to help rivals that have fallen behind.

Google on Friday asked a federal judge in Manhattan to throw out the bulk of the states’ lawsuit, saying it threatens to undermine incentives for investment and innovation that have helped advertisers and online publishers. Google runs the biggest electronic marketplace in the world, according to the states, processing 11 billion online ad spaces every day.