Judge Questions Feasibility Of October Google Play Trial

By Bryan Koenig (December 16, 2021, 7:26 PM EST) -- A California federal judge sent Google and state attorneys general and private plaintiffs, including Epic Games, back to the bargaining table Thursday on whether the parties can feasibly be ready for an October 2022 antitrust trial for consolidated cases attacking the search giant's Play Store policies.

U.S. District Judge James Donato showed little patience for a series of discovery disputes raised during a remotely-held status conference. He said that many of those disputes should have been raised in separate filings, not a case management statement submitted a week ago, and he raised the prospect of the fights speaking to a broader...

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