The antitrust claim by Dreamstime accusing Google of stifling Dreamstime’s images in search results and “favoring contractual partners (Shutterstock and Getty Images) with opportunities not available to other smaller stock photography suppliers” has been dismissed by a federal judge in California.
You can read more on Dreamstime’s claims against Google in the original blog post here.
The judge however has yet to dismiss Dreamstime’s Breach of Contract claim, where Dreamstime alleges Google breached two contracts: (1) the AdWords Agreement and (2) the Google Play Agreement. Dreamstime claims that they paid Google $50 million for AdWords and DisplayAds services, which didn’t meet their expectations and that Google “overcharged and overdelivered” beyond Dreamstime’s daily spending caps.
The verdict is due next week.