Alphabet Inc.’s Google asked a federal judge Friday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit brought by Texas and more than a dozen state attorneys general , arguing that they failed to show the search giant’s digital advertising practices were anticompetitive.
Google said that the states’ complaint focused on outdated conduct that didn’t preclude competition and that the practices were largely abandoned as the company’s ad-tech business evolved. It rebutted Texas’s allegations that its product changes violated antitrust laws, emphasizing how they improved competition and benefited publishers and advertisers.
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