38 of the United States filed a collective lawsuit against Google, blaming the Internet giant for illegal monopoly on the online search market, which it claimed to be harmful for users and advertisers. The lawsuit was submitted for the consideration of federal court in Washington, reports DW.
"The users are stripped of the benefits of competition, including the options of high-quality services and better protection of privacy. Advertisers suffer from low quality and higher prices, which are distributed to users", said Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General.
Google has not yet commented on this particular charge.
Earlier, another states filed another lawsuit against Google. Texas and another nine states blamed the company for anti-competitive approach on the Internet ad market. Google denied these charges and pointed out that the falling prices of online ads show there is actually tough competition on this market.
It's the third anti-monopoly lawsuit filed against Google over the last several months. U.S. Department of Justice and attorneys from various states claim that the Internet company has been abusing its influence, hurting interests of other enterprises and consumers.