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Streetmap.eu Ltd. v. Google Inc: Placing an Outer Bound on a Dominant Firm’s Special Responsibility in Related Markets, Icarus

From the Media and Technology Committee, ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Spring 2016

Colin West, Omar Shah, and Nitin Jindal look to Europe and its jurisprudence regarding the extent of a firm’s “special responsibility” in a market related to one where it is dominant.

They consider whether a standard appropriately looks for “serious or appreciable” anticompetitive harm in the related market where the firm is non-dominant, focusing on a December 2015 decision in the High Court of Justice in England and Wales where Google prevailed on certain claims by Streetmap.co.eu and an affiliate.

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