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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Division of Justice accused Google of dragging its ft in offering paperwork in preparation for a trial on allegations that it broke antitrust regulation whereas the search and promoting big mentioned the federal government was being unreasonable. In a joint submitting late Thursday, the Justice Division mentioned that Alphabet (NASDAQ:)’s Google had balked at some search phrases that the federal government wished it to make use of to find related paperwork. The Justice Division estimated the request to Google would produce 4.85 million paperwork. It additionally mentioned that Google had refused to conform to dozens of extra “custodians,” primarily folks whose emails and different paperwork can be searched as a part of pre-trial doc manufacturing. Google, for its half, mentioned that they’d reviewed greater than 12 million paperwork for the federal government’s case, and expressed concern on the rising variety of custodians whose paperwork have been sought. “The DOJ Plaintiffs’ proposal is unreasonable and never proportional to the wants of this case,” Google mentioned within the submitting.
The circumstances below dialogue are the federal authorities and one of many state lawsuits in opposition to Google. These actions are two of the 5 antitrust lawsuits filed in opposition to Massive Tech final 12 months.
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