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Big Tech Lawsuits from 2020

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Does anyone know if there is a website keeping an eye on a number of lawsuits against Big Tech? I've been able to document up to 8 lawsuits having been files between October 20th and December 17th. The defendants in these lawsuits include the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and anywhere from 11 up to 48 Attorney Generals from various states. Will the lawsuits from the DOJ and the FTC continue into the new administration? Considering the Hunter Biden probe on his taxes will continue regardless, I assume these other ones will as well. However, it would be nice if there was a way to find out.

Obviously, there's the question if they can win against Section 230, which is federal. However, considering the fact that most of these lawsuits are a coalition of multiple states, that would make it a federal issue.
October 20th, 2020
The Justice Department, on behalf of the The Trump administration, sued Google in what is the largest antitrust case against a tech company in more than two decades. In its complaint, the Justice Department makes sweeping allegations that Google has stifled competition to maintain its powerful position in the marketplace for online search and search advertising. AGs from 11 states -- Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina and Texas -- joined the suit, according to the complaint. 3 additional states have requested to join the lawsuit as of December 11th, 2020

December 9th, 2020
New York Attorney General Leticia James led 48 states in filing a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Facebook as the Feds, regulators and lawmakers seriously turn up the heat on social media and internet giants.

December 9th, 2020 (2 lawsuits)
The Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of attorneys general from 48 states and territories filed two separate antitrust lawsuits against Facebook. The suits target two of Facebook's major acquisitions: Instagram and WhatsApp.

December 16th, 2020
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced Wednesday that he's spearheading a 10-state lawsuit against Google, claiming that the foremost search engine was illegally quashing competitors and running an online advertising monopoly, in violation of federal antitrust laws. Additionally, the suit claims that online giant had reached an improper auction-rigging deal with Facebook to maintain its dominance, according to the lawsuit.

December 16th, 2020
FTC issues orders to 9 social media and video streaming services seeking data about how they collect, use, and present information. Included in the nine companies are, Facebook, WhatsApp, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, Discord Inc. and TikTok owner ByteDance, according to the Wall Street Journal. The order was approved by a 4-1 majority.

December 17th, 2020
A group of 34 states has filed a bipartisan antitrust lawsuit against Google including Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

December 17th, 2020
As many as 38 state attorneys general filed the latest suit against Google. The suit alleges that the company has operated an illegal monopoly in the markets for online search and search advertising.
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