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Meta Antitrust Suit Should Be Reinstated on Appeal, States Argue

  • 48 states, territories sued over Instagram, WhatsApp deals
  • Judge dismissed suit last year finding states waited too long
Meta’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

Meta’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

Photographer: Nick Otto/Bloomberg

New York and the Justice Department urged a federal appeals court to reinstate an antitrust suit that dozens of states brought against Meta Platforms Inc., saying a lower court was wrong to find they waited too long to sue.

New York Solicitor General Barbara D. Underwood said Facebook-parent Meta doesn’t face any additional harm from the suit brought by state attorneys general since it faces a parallel one brought by the Federal Trade Commission.