ReutersNov 12, 2020 05:15:56 IST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp
The group, which also includes AT&T Inc
The U.S. Justice Department sued Google on Oct. 20, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals, in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.
Google has said it will fight the lawsuit.
The parties cooperating with the government have provided information, including business plans and strategies, to the Justice Department as part of its investigation, the companies said in a court filing.
“One of the key issues here is the extent to which Google personnel will gain access (by virtue of being named a defendant in an antitrust lawsuit) to the non-parties’ most sensitive
confidential business documents,” the companies said in a joint request filed with the court.
The companies said they wanted to have access to draft protective orders proposed by Google and the Justice Department, which are due Friday, before writing their own.
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Tom Brown)
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