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Google Facing Some Intense Heat in Europe

Aarti Maharaj | September 2, 2015

U.S. law firm Hausfeld & Co. LLP and Avisa Partners, an antitrust consulting company, have launched the “Google Redress and Integrity Platform,” or GRIP, which encourages individuals and companies to come forward with civil claims of Google’s alleged anti-competitive behavior.

According to Bloomberg Business, depending on the nature of the case, Google could incur some steep fines. A lawyer at Hausfeld told reporters in Brussels that individual claims could force Google to fork over about 100 million euros ($112.8 million)—and this could not have come at a worse time for the tech giant.

Google is facing the threat of a huge fine of up to £4.3 billion from the European Commission for its alleged anticompetitive behavior. At the same time, Hausfeld is pushing to make it easier for victims to file claims of antitrust violations across Europe...

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