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Judge in Facebook Antitrust Lawsuits Sets Deadlines for Response

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Judge in Facebook Antitrust Lawsuits Sets Deadlines for Response

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The judge overseeing two separate lawsuits against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a group of state attorneys general set a March deadline for the social media company to respond, according to a court filing on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia said that Facebook has until March 10 to respond to the two complaints, and the states and FTC then have until April 7 to respond. The regulator and state attorneys general sued Facebook in December with allegations that the company broke the law to disadvantage smaller rivals. Both the FTC and a large group of state attorneys general, led by New York, filed lawsuits against Facebook in December before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the social media giant violated antitrust law. Facebook was accused of using its dominance to crush smaller rivals. The FTC’s complaint …

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