Google Didn't Lobby White House in FTC Case, Lawyer Says

Google Inc. didn’t lobby the White House to persuade the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to close its antitrust case, a lawyer for the world’s biggest search-engine operator said, countering suggestions by a Microsoft Corp. lawyer that political influence had played a role. “I am completely confident that there was no request that the White House intervene with the FTC,” the lawyer, Jonathan Jacobson of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, said during an American Bar Association panel discussion of the case in Washington in response to a question from the audience.