MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The hearing on the merits began Thursday behind the closed doors, but was later adjourned by the Court.
The Court granted Yandex’s intervention request, then granted Google’s request for a closed-door hearing based on what the company claims are materials containing commercial trade secrets. Yandex requested open-door hearings.
FAS said in December that Google may face a fine of 8 percent of market turnover if no extenuating circumstances are found. It warned that the tech company may lose its right for a 1-percent fine if it decides to litigate instead of rectifying the violation.