Google is pushing antitrust lawsuits against the Justice Department two months ago this week.
In a legal filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Google denied or partially rejected nearly 200 specific complaints. In only one case, where Google was “founded in the Menlo Park garage 22 years ago,” has the company sided with the Department of Justice.
He said people use his search engine “because they choose, not because they are forced to do so, or because they cannot easily find alternative ways to search for information on the Internet.”
In October, the Department of Justice sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising – the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its pioneering case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta set a tentative court date of September 12, 2023 for the landmark.
Google sharply denies the government’s allegations that it has illegally entered into a number of agreements that thwart competition in the search market to help it stay in the digital advertising market, which brought the company more than $ 100 billion a month in the first nine years.
The company’s persistence in not doing anything wrong makes settlement in pre-trial proceedings unlikely.