Google's fight against EU antitrust fine to be heard by February 2020



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Google's fight against EU antitrust fine to be heard by February 2020

An appeal of Alphabet Inc. owned Silicon valley tech conglomerate, Google LLC., headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, against a €2.4 billion EU antitrust fine, would take place over a three-day-long hearing in February 2020 at the EU's second-highest court, parities involved in the case had unveiled on Monday, the 14th of October 2019.

According to court filings, Google LLC. alongside a tech lobbying group backing the tech titan's appeal would argue a €2.4 billion antitrust fine in punitive measures against EU Commission and Germany alongside eight other tech companies.

Meanwhile, the CEO of British price comparison site, Kelkoo, one of the plaintiffs backing EU Commission, Richard Stables had been quoted saying earlier on Monday (October 14th) that the Appeal in the Luxembourg-based General Court of EU would be taking place between February 12th to 14th.

Aside from that, a lawyer advising three parties on EU Commission enforcer's side, Thomas Hoeppner, had also confirmed the dates of the hearing, which would likely to fan the flames of an already escalated trade tension between EU and US following a WTO ruling earlier this month that had enabled the United States to put an additional 10 per cent tariff on €7.5 billion worth of European goods.