By Gerrit De Vynck,, 8-4-23

A federal judge said the Department of Justice’s landmark case alleging Google’s dominance over the online search business is anti-competitive can go ahead, throwing out some of the government’s claims but ruling that a trial is still necessary.

Google had asked for the judge to make a ruling before the trial, which is scheduled for September. Some of the government’s claims, including those put together by a consortium of state attorneys general that argued the way Google designed its search engine page was unfairly harming competitors like Yelp, were dismissed.

But the allegations that Google’s overall business practices constitute a monopoly that violates the 1890 Sherman Act still deserve a trial, the judge said.  » Read More