According to a report from Bloomberg, Google won a European Union court order that prevents local search service Yelp and advocacy group Consumer Watchdog from teaming up with the EU on a legal challenge of a 2017 antitrust fine.
The EU’s General Court declared Yelp “cannot be directly affected” by the EU’s ruling over Google’s comparison-shopping search service, according to a filing published on its website. Yelp and US-based nonprofit Consumer Watchdog had jointly sought to help the EU in the court case. Their request was denied.
The court also rejected requests to intervene in the case from digital advertiser Connexity and from two groups, ICOMP and FairSearch, which the court stated couldn’t prove they represented businesses affected by the EU probe. FairSearch’s members include Oracle, Naspers, and TripAdvisor.
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