Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

Reasons for Favoring the FTC over Facebook

Reasons for Favoring the FTC Over Facebook In our antitrust survey, we presented participants with a summary of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The lawsuit centers on allegations of unfair competition, specifically surrounding Facebook’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram. We asked survey respondents questions about the strength of the FTC’s case, who […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy

Reasons for Favoring Google Over the DOJ

Reasons for Favoring Google over the DOJ In our antitrust survey, we presented participants with a summary of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit against Google. The lawsuit centers on Google’s agreements with internet browser companies (e.g., Firefox) and mobile device manufacturers (e.g. Apple, Samsung, LG) to make Google their default search engine. We […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

Reasons for Favoring Facebook Over the FTC

Reasons for Favoring Facebook Over the FTC In our antitrust survey, we presented participants with a summary of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) case against Facebook. This lawsuit centers on allegations of unfair competition, specifically surrounding Facebook’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram.  We asked survey respondents quesetions about the strength of the FTC’s case, who […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

Introduction to Our Research on Antitrust Cases

Introduction to Our Research on Antitrust Cases Why Now? We conducted a national survey on antitrust cases, focusing on the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) cases against Facebook and Google, respectively.  Though those cases were our focus, the reasons for conducting that survey goes beyond our interest in these lawsuits. Given […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy, Social Media

FTC v. Facebook: Survey Results

FTC v. Facebook: Survey Results Background The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against Facebook to prevent it from “illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.” The government uses antitrust regulations to promote free and fair competition and to protect consumers from anticompetitive business activities.   At the […]

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Antitrust Lawsuits, Attitudes about Lawsuits & Damages, Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Data Privacy

DOJ v. Google: Survey Results

DOJ v. Google: Survey Results Background The Department of Justice (DOJ) is pursuing an antitrust lawsuit against Google for “unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising markets and to remedy the competitive harms.” Former Attorney General Barr stated that Google’s monopoly harms “users, advertisers, and small businesses in […]

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Consulting, San Francisco Bay Area

Biases Against the San Francisco Bay Area

Biases Against the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley Numerous large verdicts against large technology companies have been awarded in venues with very small populations, and a number of those large verdicts were against companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Many of those verdicts were in the Eastern District of Texas, which […]

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Consulting, Corporate Attitudes, Social Media

Public Opinions of Companies

Frequent Targets of Unfair or Anticompetitive Behavior Claims About a third of our cases involve large companies – sometimes we’re working with them, sometimes against them. Many of these companies are often targets of unfair or anticompetitive behavior claims. In pretrial research on those cases, we’ve often found that mock jurors with negative views about […]

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