Breaking News: The Justice Department plans to bring an antitrust suit against Google as soon as this month, people briefed on internal conversations said, after Attorney General Bill Barr overruled career lawyers who said they needed more time.
New from & : DOJ said work on a Google antitrust case should wrap up this month. Most lawyers working on the case opposed the deadline. Some wrote memo 100s of pages long saying they needed more time. But Bill Barr is moving forward.
New: Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks, via >>
Google uses its size to bully competitors, snuffing them out with mergers & demoting their products. We must hold Google accountable & #BreakUpBigTech. That means allowing ’s antitrust investigation to continue without political interference.
Sounds like the Attorney General is in a big hurry. In other news, the 2020 election is in 60 days.
DOJ appears to rush Google antitrust suit forward this month. "Most of the 40-odd lawyers who had been working on the investigation opposed the deadline." and
Ignoring pleas from lawyers working on the case, William Barr is pushing DOJ to bring antitrust lawsuit against Google this month. An interesting look at the discord behind DOJ's case By
Ah, yes, this is how you bring a serious and viable lawsuit against one of the most powerful companies in the world
Sources: DOJ plans to file antitrust charges against Google as soon as this month, after AG Barr overruled career lawyers who said they needed more time (New York Times)
DOJ Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks Theres been disagreement in DOJ re: how broad to make the case & the timing. Career lawyers worried Barr wanted to announce case in Sept for political reasons.
Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks #Google #competition #antitrust #BigTechHearing
Looks like Bill Barr is determined to blow an anti-trust case against Google This is a twofer for the Trumpers, look tough before election, and then hand the victory to Google.
"Some argued this summer in a memo that ran hundreds of pages that they could bring a strong case but needed more time." Great inside DOJ reporting from + .
Justice Dept. Plans to File Antitrust Charges Against Google in Coming Weeks
There should be a case but, like vaccine development, it should be done right. Which is the opposite thing that this job-hunting legal oaf is capable of. Like every move to reign in tech by this clown car of officials, they shoot to miss.
"Most of the 40-odd lawyers who had been working on the investigation opposed the deadline. Some said they would not sign the complaint, and several of them left the case this summer."
I have no real knowledge or opinion on the strength or weakness of a DOJ case against Google but the idea that lawyers need more time to build a case on a company who they have been following closely for more than a decade is mighty confusing to me.