DOJ, AGs Get 45 More Days On Google Discovery, Split Trial

By Bryan Koenig (November 30, 2021, 6:54 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge gave the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general an extra 45 days for discovery Tuesday in their monopolization case against Google, while insisting that the newly bifurcated case will go to trial in September 2023 "by hook or by crook."

Google had assented to splitting up the antitrust trial, to handle liability first and only then move to any remedies if the enforcers win. But amid rancorous blame-throwing Tuesday over who's responsible for slowing the pace of discovery and Google opposition to an extra 90 days of fact discovery, U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta...

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