Irish judge says Google's €2.4bn fine is like loose change

Pedro Gonçalves
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Google and the EU battled in court as the search engine giant is appealing a €2.4bn ($2.6bn) fine from 2017 for ill-treating rivals of its Shopping service. Colm Mac Eochaidh, one of the five judges weighing the Silicon Valley juggernaut's appeal,  described the €2.4bn EU penalty levied as "a small amount of cash" to the search engine giant. Mac Eochaidh urged Google's lawyer to imagine he had savings of €120 in his back pocket but was fined €2.4 for dropping some litter. "Would you miss the €2.4?" the judge asked on day three of hearings at the EU's General Court in Luxembourg.  A...

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