Ep. 173: United States v. Google
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Google this week, accusing the tech giant of maintaining an illegal monopoly over internet search and online advertising. The case came amid a broader reckoning with the power of Big Tech, and it evoked historical comparisons to the famous Microsoft case of the late 1990s. Joining us to breakdown all these issues and more is Matt Perlman, Law360’s senior reporter on the competition beat. Also this week: A slew of major rulings on pandemic-era voting rules; and a multi-billion dollar fine against one of the key drivers of the opioid epidemic.