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In its statement, which was issued late Tuesday, TradeComet said it filed the lawsuit "when Google refused to stop engaging in predatory conduct to block search traffic by imposing massive, unjustified price increases. Google's anti-competitive conduct eliminated TradeComet as a competitor."
TradeComet.com said that its business-to-business search engine subsidiary was targeted by Google, which "then engaged in illegal conduct to diminish and ultimately extinguish SourceTool.com's platform."
A spokesman for Google said that the company's lawyers had not had a chance to review the lawsuit. But in a statement, Google said that "the advertising market in which Google operates is highly competitive and advertisers have a huge range of choices."
[edited by: engine at 7:13 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2009]
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more to the point of the discussion I was hoping to have here - do you suppose this might open up the opportunity for "class action" type suits against the big G?
That opportunity has always existed, but class-action attorneys pick their lawsuits carefully (since they typically invest their own money up front and are paid only if and when they get results). Entrepreneurial law firms can't afford to waste time and money on frivolous class actions.
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What the heck is that supposed to mean? Yuck. Looks pretty spammy to me, I doubt they need G's help to fail.
Dan is a 1971 graduate of Harvard College and a 1980 graduate of Harvard Business School.
Ah, that explains it!
Still added my link though, can't hurt especially since they'll get a lot of publicity out of this.
Given those facts I think it's overly presumptive of Tradecomet to label themselves as former Google competition.
But that's just me.