DOJ will file antitrust lawsuit against Google

The Justice Department will file a historic and long-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google over its allegedly anticompetitive business practices, especially how it has used its search dominance in the online advertising arena to defeat its competitors, a senior DOJ official confirmed to the Washington Examiner.

The federal lawsuit, first reported on Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal, is expected to be filed in Washington, D.C.’s district court.

The Justice Department and many state attorneys general have been investigating the tech giant for more than a year, focused on the anti-competitive conduct in Google’s online advertising business fueled by its dominance in the
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