Google launches fresh appeal to overturn $2.8 billion fine at top EU court


FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

(Reuters) - Google is filing an appeal at the European Union's top court against an earlier decision to uphold a $2.8 billion antitrust fine, a spokesperson for the Alphabet unit said late on Thursday, the company's second bid to overturn the penalty.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fined the world's most popular internet search engine in 2017 over the use of its own price comparison shopping service to gain an unfair advantage over smaller European rivals.

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