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Top Apple executives likely to be deposed in US fight with Google

WASHINGTON : The Justice Department needs to depose a few of Apple’s prime executives because it prepares for a trial to decide if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust regulation in the way it runs its search enterprise, a lawyer representing Apple stated on Friday.

In its grievance, the Justice Department accused Google of paying billions of {dollars} every year in exclusionary agreements with Apple, Samsung and others in order that they’ll make Google’s search engine the default on their units.

In a pre-trial listening to, Steven Sunshine, talking for Apple, stated that the federal government was asking for depositions of “Apple’s most senior executives.”

Sunshine additionally indicated that it was not clear to him what the Justice Department wished from Apple.

The U.S. Justice Department sued Google in October 2020, accusing the $1 trillion firm of illegally utilizing its market muscle to hobble rivals. A trial date was set for Sept. 12, 2023.

The U.S. Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and teams of state attorneys common launched a wide range of investigations into the Big Tech platforms about two years in the past, a few of which have resulted in lawsuits.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Tomasz Janowski)

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