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Short-seller Muddy Waters seeks user data from Google

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(Reuters) – Muddy Waters, the company run by prominent short-seller Carson Block, on Wednesday asked a court to force Google to help it identify people who allegedly used false identities and pretenses to obtain information about its confidential research and Block’s whereabouts. A petition for disclosure was filed against Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc <GOOGL.O>, in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. Google and Block did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Reporting by Jennifer Ablan and Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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