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Google’s $2.3 million check secures bench trial in adtech antitrust case

June 17, 2024


Google submitted a $2.3 million cashier’s check to cover potential damages, effectively removing the monetary aspect of the case and securing a bench trial.

  • The case, brought by the Justice Department and eight states, is now set for a bench trial on Sept. 9.
  • The lawsuit seeks to break up Google’s online advertising business.

Why we care. This update in the antitrust lawsuit represents a significant step in a case that could reshape one of the world’s most influential companies and the digital advertising landscape as a whole. With it being a bench trial as well, advertisers will unlikely have to wait as long as if it were a jury trial therefore seeing the effects of the decision a lot quicker, if any at all.

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