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Walmart Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit Against Federal Government in Opioid Case

  • Walmart Inc. sued the federal government in an attempt to strike a pre-emptive blow against what it said is an impending opioid-related civil lawsuit from the Justice Department.
  • The retail giant said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration are seeking to scapegoat the company for the federal government’s own regulatory and enforcement shortcomings in combating the opioid crisis.
  • Walmart said the government is seeking steep financial penalties against the retailer for allegedly...

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The Businesses Where Google Is Biggest (And the Ones Where It Isn’t)

  • The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, alleging that the company acted wrongly to maintain its position atop the search and search-advertising industries.
  • Google has called the lawsuit deeply flawed, and warned that if successful, it could result in higher prices for consumers.
  • Google...

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The businesses where Google is biggest and the ones where it isn’t

  • The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, alleging that the company acted wrongly to maintain its position atop the search and search-advertising industries.
  • Google has called the lawsuit deeply flawed, and warned that if successful, it could result in higher prices for consumers.
  • Google...

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The Businesses Where Google Is Biggest (And the Ones Where It Isn’t)

  • The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, alleging that the company acted wrongly to maintain its position atop the search and search-advertising industries.
  • Google has called the lawsuit deeply flawed, and warned that if successful, it could result in higher prices for consumers.
  • Google...

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Google, Apple worked as '1 company' on search deal: DOJ antitrust suit - Business Insider

  • The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is placing the billions that Google pays to Apple to appear as the default search engine on iPhones at the heart of its antitrust case.
  • The landmark antitrust lawsuit filed against Google on Tuesday said the internet giant pays Apple between $8 billion and $12 billion to make Google's search engine the default on iPhones and other Apple devices.
  • After this meeting, an anonymous senior Apple employee wrote to a Google counterpart that "our vision is that we work as if we are one company," the DOJ said in its suit.
  • That's because Google estimates nearly half of its search traffic in 2019 came from Apple devices, the lawsuit said.
  • The lawsuit quoted estimates that Apple gets between $8 billion and $12 billion from Google through the search engine deal — around a fifth of Apple's worldwide net income.

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Google, Apple worked as '1 company' on search deal: DOJ antitrust suit - Business Insider

  • The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is placing the billions that Google pays to Apple to appear as the default search engine on iPhones at the heart of its antitrust case.
  • The landmark antitrust lawsuit filed against Google on Tuesday said the internet giant pays Apple between $8 billion and $12 billion to make Google's search engine the default on iPhones and other Apple devices.
  • After this meeting, an anonymous senior Apple employee wrote to a Google counterpart that "our vision is that we work as if we are one company," the DOJ said in its suit.
  • That's because Google estimates nearly half of its search traffic in 2019 came from Apple devices, the lawsuit said.
  • The lawsuit quoted estimates that Apple gets between $8 billion and $12 billion from Google through the search engine deal — around a fifth of Apple's worldwide net income.

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What we know about the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google so far

  • The suit is focused on Google's search business, including search advertising and "general search text advertising," which the DOJ alleges the company has "monopolized" for more than a decade.
  • Google pays billions of dollars each year to distributors—including popular-device manufacturers such as Apple, LG, Motorola, and Samsung; major U.S. wireless carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon; and browser developers such as Mozilla, Opera, and UCWeb—to secure default status for its general search engine and, in many cases, to specifically prohibit Google's counterparties from dealing with Google's competitors.
  • Although there are alternative search engines in the world, such as DuckDuckGo or Bing, the DOJ argues that Google's scale and anticompetitive behaviors have at this point made its dominance insurmountable without intervention.
  • Google's full response claims that the DOJ filed "a deeply flawed lawsuit that would do nothing to help consumers." Consumers, however, aren't the major target of the complaint: competitors are.

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The US government will sue Google for alleged anticompetitive abuses in search

  • Washington (CNN Business) - The Trump administration is expected to sue Google on Tuesday, according two people familiar with the matter, in what is the largest antitrust case against a tech company in more than two decades.
  • In its complaint, the Justice Department is expected to make sweeping allegations that Google has stifled competition to maintain its powerful position in the marketplace for online search.
  • The Justice Department's expected suit against Google marks the most consequential step the US government has taken to hold Silicon Valley to account after Washington took a dramatic turn against the tech industry following evidence that major social media platforms were manipulated by foreign election meddling efforts in 2016.
  • Even as the Justice Department prepares to take Google to court over antitrust concerns, others in the tech industry could face lawsuits of similar magnitude.

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DOJ says Trump acted in his official capacity when denying E. Jean Carroll's rape allegation

  • The department is seeking to intervene in the case and replace Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by the former columnist, E.
  • Should the department be allowed to intervene, it would likely spell the end of Carroll's lawsuit, since the federal government can't be sued for defamation.
  • Lawyers for the department said when they initially sought to intervene that Trump had been acting in his official capacity when he denied sexually assaulting Carroll.
  • Trump initially challenged Carroll's case, but a state trial court judge ruled in August that the lawsuit could proceed, paving the way for Carroll's attorneys to move forward in their efforts to obtain a DNA sample from Trump and take his deposition under oath.
  • Soon thereafter, the Justice Department filed to replace Trump as the defendant.

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The legal reckoning awaiting Trump if he loses the election

  • Lawyers for the Trump Organization have said in court documents that they believe New York Attorney General Letitia James is politically motivated, and they initially tried to push off Eric Trump's deposition until after Election Day, but a judge rejected that request.
  • After a New York state court judge denied Trump's effort to dismiss Zervos' lawsuit, the President appealed the ruling, arguing that the Constitution's Supremacy Clause bars a state court from hearing an action against a sitting president.
  • Of course, if Trump is reelected, it is possible he may be able to run out the statute of limitations, which for some crimes in New York state law is five to six years; push these lawsuits out another four years; or simply continue to enjoy the benefit of the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel opinion that says a sitting president can't be indicted.

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