Google Lawsuit From U.S. Government Begins

Posted on 09/11/2023

The U.S. government’s court case against US$ 1.7 trillion Google/Alphabet begins tomorrow in a Washington D.C. federal courtroom. The trial is scheduled for 10 weeks and CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to testify. The U.S. Justice Department says Google is too difficult to compete against, but the judge has ordered the Department to prove that Google committed illegal actions. The Justice Department cannot argue that the net effect of Google’s action reduces competition. The suit was originally filed in 2020 with a verdict finally coming next year.  A total of 38 states are also suing over marketing monopoly concerns. Legal experts say one potential problem for Google is the agreement network it has with cell phone manufacturers, effectively funneling some consumers into Google products.

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