John Lopatka on the DOJ’s Suit Against Google AdTech

Yahoo News – ICLE Academic Affiliate John Lopatka was quoted by Yahoo News in a story about the antitrust suit filed by the U.S. Justice Department targeting Google’s digital advertising business. You can read full piece here.

Pennsylvania State University law professor John Lopatka said the stakes for Google increase with the Justice Department’s new lawsuit.

“The multiple actions expand the scope of the litigation for Google, and the greater scope somewhat increases its litigation burden,” Lopatka told Yahoo Finance. “Reaching negotiated settlements becomes harder as the number of plaintiff groups increases.”

Lopatka adds that a DOJ victory, as opposed to a victory by the states, would dramatically benefit private plaintiffs by establishing Google’s liability for anticompetitive conduct that injured them.