Multiple U.S. attorneys general to launch antitrust lawsuit against Google: not ruled out spin-off

BEIJING, May 16 (UPI) — The Texas-led attorney general of several u.S. states will file an antitrust lawsuit against Google later this year, according tomedia reports. In addition, people familiar with the matter revealed that the U.S. Justice Department could launch a lawsuit against Google as early as this summer.

Multiple U.S. attorneys general to launch antitrust lawsuit against Google: not ruled out spin-off

Tech giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are facing a series of investigations. Ken Paxton, Texas’ attorney general, said he was communicating with companies that claimed to have been hurt by Google.

“Our antitrust lawsuit against Google has not slowed down because of the new crown outbreak. “We hope to conclude the investigation this fall. If the evidence is found to be conclusive, a lawsuit will be filed as soon as possible. “

Mr Paxton said in February that he would not rule out any penalties against Google, including a spin-off.

Google declined to comment. The U.S. Department of Justice has yet to respond.