On the morning of November 19, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta heard the U.S. Department of Justice’s case against Google’s antitrust. He said on Wednesday he hoped to set an initial timetable for the case in December. U.S. Justice Department lawyers say they have found more than 100 potential witnesses.
John Schmidtlein, a Lawyer for Google, said the company needed to get quick access to more information about the material the Justice Department had gathered during the more than year-long investigation, especially information provided to the Department by third-party companies, or it would be difficult to determine how long it would take to prepare the case.
Kenneth Dintzer, a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, said the government had drawn up a list of more than 100 potential witnesses for the case, from which Google would know which third-party companies had provided information to the Justice Department.