Court Denies Meta’s Request to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Suit

The agency’s refiling passed muster with US District Court Judge James Boasberg

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Score one for the Federal Trade Commission in its ongoing antitrust lawsuit against Meta, as U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg denied the company’s second motion to dismiss, filed last October, ruling that the case may proceed.

Late last June, Boasberg dismissed separate antitrust lawsuits filed against Facebook by the FTC and 48 state attorneys general in December 2020, giving the FTC 30 days to amend its lawsuit—an extension was granted later—and dismissing the suit by the attorneys generals altogether.

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