US Department of Justice intends to sue Google with antimonopoly claim

The U.S. Department of Justice is going to sue Google Corporation in the near future, accusing it of a violation of antitrust laws. This was reported by Associated Press agency on Thursday, September 24, citing its own source.

At the briefing, the agency asked state prosecutors for support in the form of substantiation of claims to Google by the authorities and users on the ground.

The lawsuit may be filed at the end of this month.

On July 29, the Subcommittee on Antitrust Policy of the U.S. House of Representatives Legal Committee heard the heads of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google about the specifics of their work. Responding to Congressmen’s questions, they admitted that they allow actions that raise concerns among the subcommittee members.

In July 2019 it became known that the U.S. authorities are preparing to launch a major investigation against Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple to verify possible violations of antitrust laws.

According to Reuters, the authority in the course of the investigation will be divided between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which took under the supervision of Amazon and Facebook, and the Ministry of Justice, which will deal with Apple and Google. At the same time, the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives announced the beginning of their own investigation.