'Unrealistic' Bid For Google Revenue-Sharing Docs Mires DOJ

By Bryan Koenig (January 7, 2022, 7:09 PM EST) -- A D.C. federal judge Friday said the U.S. Department of Justice is being "unrealistic" by demanding Google reveal the "methodology" used to calculate what it's willing to pay phone companies and mobile carriers to make Google Search their default when the payments largely result from individual negotiations.

During a status conference held remotely, U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta sent the DOJ and Google back to the bargaining table to hammer out how the internet giant can provide a written response outlining some of the considerations that go into the terms of revenue-sharing agreements at the heart of accusations it uses...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!