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Judge blocks Google from dodging subpoena from Mississippi

google-logo_rgbJACKSON — A federal judge has denied Google Inc.’s motion to block enforcement of a subpoena issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that seeks information from Google about parts of its operations, including information about advertising for imported prescription drugs.

Court records also show U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate put Google’s response to the subpoena on hold until after the new year. Wingate scheduled a Feb. 13 hearing for further discussions on Google’s motion.

In lawsuit filed this past week, Google argues Hood has tried to force the company to restrict access to content through its Internet search engine and advertising and on its video-sharing site, YouTube.

Hood filed the 79-page subpoena in October. He argues there is probable cause to show that Google is violating consumer protection laws.

 

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