The DOJ tells DC Circ. Escalating the States’ Facebook Claims

By Bryan Koenig (January 31, 2022, 8:32 PM EST) – The US Department of Justice has backed 48 attorneys general trying to revive their lawsuit accusing Facebook of illegally monopolizing personal social networking services, telling the DC Circuit that a district judge wrongly terminated the suit without considering the allegations cumulatively.

The DOJ’s antitrust division was one of several parties to file amicus briefs on Friday supporting the coalition of enforcers from 46 states, the District of Columbia and Guam trying to overturn a district court’s finding that they waited too long to challenge conduct that included the company’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp now…

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