When a federal court offered Facebook a spare on Monday by rejecting an antitrust issue by a state attorneys general group and an unconnected complaint by the Federal Trade Commission. However, its court battles might not be over just yet.
The U.S. District Judge James Boasberg rejected the states’ case wholly, discussing in a court filing that they held back too long to challenge the organization’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram. These were done over half of a decade prior to their complaint. However, in rejecting the FTC’s protest, he paved the way for the agency to refile its claims against Facebook while flattening a blueprint for how it could better entreat its case.
In a statement, Facebook said that on Monday it was “pleased” by the ruling of the court adding, the fairly comparing every day to achieve people’s attention and tie and will continually offer great products for the businesses and people that use their services. On Monday, the judgment of the judge sent Facebook shares up greater than 4&, brdinging Facebook’s market cap around the $1 trillion marks first-ever. One of the spokespersons for the FTC stated that the agency is reviewing the opinion very closely and assessing the best option forward.
The FTC has so far given them three various options to choose from if it is willing to carry forward its case against Facebook. These three options are-
- File an amended complaint.
- File a complaint before its administrative law judge.
- Drop the case.