Google will probably be hit with antitrust lawsuits by the US Department of Justice, according to a recent news report by The Wall Street Journal…
For about a year (or more), there have been persistent rumors about the United States Justice Department pursuing an investigation against Google parent company Alphabet over antitrust violations. But now, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that it’s more than just speculation and the DOJ is about to move against the company, along with state attorneys general.
DOJ Google Antitrust Lawsuits coming Later this Year
Google will face a number of legal actions for its search and advertising practices, according to the news report. And, it will happen sometime this summer, or possibly later on this year. Regardless of the timing, it will certainly have large ramifications as to how the tech company handles its core businesses.
Currently, the specifics of the tentative cases aren’t known, including whether or not the states will either join in federal actions or file lawsuits on their own. Brent Kendall and John D. McKinnon report, in-part:
“Both the Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general are likely to file antitrust lawsuits against Alphabet Inc.’s Google—and are well into planning for litigation, according to people familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is moving toward bringing a case as soon as this summer, some of the people said.”