Google claims Microsoft's hand is behind a series of antitrust actions in the US and Europe:
"It's become clear that our competitors are scouring court documents around the world looking for complaints against Google into which they can inject themselves, learn more about our business practices, and use that information to develop a broader antitrust complaint against us," a Google spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal, in a story published Monday.
Google noted that a collections lawsuit it filed against a small, Ohio-based Internet site called myTriggers.com was met with a sophisticated antitrust countersuit. Representing myTriggers.com is none other than Charles Rule, of the high-powered D.C. law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Rule frequently acts as outside counsel for Microsoft in antitrust matters.