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U.S. Google Suit Assigned to Obama-Appointee Judge Mehta

Oct. 21, 2020, 1:47 PM

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington will oversee the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit filed against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, according to court records.

  • NOTE: Mehta was appointed to the court in 2014 by then-President Barack Obama
    • Mehta ruled last year that lawmakers have authority to demand President Donald Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm
    • In 2015, the judge sided with the Federal Trade Commission in the agency’s successful lawsuit to block Sysco Corp.’s takeover of US Foods Inc
  • Earlier: Google Monopoly Case by U.S. Sets Stage for Multi-Pronged Attack

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