Justice Department Files Antitrust Case Against Google

Headline Roundup October 20th, 2020

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals.

It may take years for a federal court to resolve whether Google violated competition laws.

Justice Department Files Antitrust Case Against Google

From the Left
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The lawsuit will kick off a legal war between Washington and Silicon Valley, one that could have vast implications not only for Google but the entire tech industry.

The Department of Justice is expected Tuesday to charge Google with violating federal antitrust law, according to two people familiar with the matter, finding after a year-long investigation that the tech giant wrongfully wielded its digital dominance to the detriment of corporate rivals and consumers.

The federal government’s imminent lawsuit will touch off a landmark and lengthy legal war between Washington and...

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From the Right
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The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search-advertising that form the cornerstones of its vast conglomerate, according to senior Justice officials.

The long-anticipated case, iled in a Washington, D.C., federal court, marks the most aggressive U.S. legal challenge to a company’s dominance in the tech sector in more than two decades, with the potential to shake up Silicon Valley and beyond. Once a public darling, Google attracted considerable scrutiny over the past decade as it gained...

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From the Center
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The Department of Justice will file its antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday, which will reportedly focus on the tech giant’s dominance in online search.

Eleven Republican state attorneys general have joined the DOJ as plaintiffs in the case: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina and Texas, according to an open docket of the case filed Tuesday morning.

Google’s stock barely moved following news of the suit. Shares were slightly positive as of Tuesday morning.

The lawsuit is the culmination of a more than year-long investigation...

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