Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google refuses to move case to California

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Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google refuses to move case to California

A Texas judge hearing a state antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google denied on Thursday a request for the case to be moved to California, where the company is fighting similar lawsuits.

Google had asked for the case to be moved for several reasons, including that its headquarters is in California, as are many of the witnesses who would likely be called.

Judge Sean Jordan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, however, disagreed that that and other arguments made by Google were adequate reason to change venue.

"Google has failed to meet its burden to establish that the Northern District of California is a clearly more convenient venue for the ... litigation than the Eastern District of Texas," he wrote in denying the request.

Google declined to comment on the ruling.

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