Shepherd - 8:03 pm on Jan 18, 2014 (gmt 0)
Very few businesses "play fair" and google is no exception. I'm in a niche competing directly with a google funded company and I see plain as day how google suppresses the competition. It's probably not illegal, definitely immoral, but that really defines most businesses.
Let's not forget how google started making money, anyone remember Overture?
While they may not lose, I predict that google will have to answer some very tough questions in the next few years regarding their business practices. Even if they do lose though, google has grown up based on a culture of it's better to ask/pay for forgiveness than to ask permission.