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Google finds reprieve as US judge throws out fraudulent concealment claim by Dreamstime in search manipulation case

By Khushita Vasant
  • 06 Jul 2020 15:59
  • 06 Jul 2020 16:05
Google defeated an antitrust case by stock photography website Dreamstime, with a federal judge dismissing claims that the search engine fraudulently concealed reasons for a drop in the website’s search ranking.

Dreamstime, a Romanian supplier of digital stock images, accused Google’s ad business of fraudulently concealing the negative impact of a change in

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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