Facebook Antitrust Case: New York, Other US States to Fight Dismissal of Lawsuit

A US judge earlier dismissed Federal and State antitrust complaints against Facebook that had sought to force it to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

Facebook Antitrust Case: New York, Other US States to Fight Dismissal of Lawsuit

In June, a US judge dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook

Highlights
  • New York Attorney General Letitia James said the states would press on
  • Judge James Boasberg dismissed the states' lawsuit
  • The Judge said the Federal Trade Commission could refile its complaint

New York and other US states filed a notice on Wednesday saying they will fight the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit that they launched against Facebook in an appeals court.

In June, a US judge dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against the social media company that had sought to force it to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the states' lawsuit but said the Federal Trade Commission could refile its complaint.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said the states would press on.

"We filed this notice of appeal because we disagree with the court's decision and must hold Facebook accountable for stifling competition, reducing innovation and cutting privacy protections," she said.

In dismissing the states' lawsuit, Boasberg said they had waited too long to challenge the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

"We believe the District Court's decision dismissing the states' complaint is correct and look forward to defending the District Court's decision before the Court of Appeals, a Facebook spokesperson said.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


The recently-concluded first season of Loki is our focus this week on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp
Shang-Chi Teaser Trailer Finds Marvel’s First Asian Superhero Running From Destiny

Related Stories

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com