What's behind the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google?

At issue are the platform's dominance over other search engines and the contracts that help it maintain that dominance, attorney Charlotte Slaiman says.
“There’s a variety of exclusive agreements for Google to be the default search engine, and that has foreclosed competitors from offering their products instead,” says attorney Charlotte Slaiman.
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Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google

Oct 20, 2020
It could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of Apple, Amazon and Facebook.
The Justice Department claims Google abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
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Rule of law is essential for the economy, too

Feb 20, 2020
Trump has come under fire for behavior that allegedly weakens the rule of law. But that concept isn't strictly legal.
Attorney General William Barr participates in a press conference at the Department of Justice on Feb. 10 in Washington, D.C.
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People walk by an Under Armour store in Manhattan in 2017 in New York City.
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"The government is often the underdog," the U.S. assistant attorney general says

Makan Delrahim talks about the Justice Department's losing bid to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, along with other antitrust cases.
“We don't have a 24-hour dedicated news channel to go out and spin your case to the American public and judges and others as some merging parties might,” says Makan Delrahim, pictured above at the Aspen Ideas Festival, of the loss of the AT&T-Time Warner case.
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Do LGBT conservatives still have faith that Trump will protect workers' rights?

Aug 1, 2017
After asking LGBT voters for support in 2016, Trump administration withdraws support for expansion of Civil Rights protections.
Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds an LGBT rainbow flag given to him by supporter Max Nowak during a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado.
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Private prisons on the way out

Aug 18, 2016
Justice Department to phase out federal contracts.
Condemned inmates sits in housing block at San Quentin State Prison's death row on August 15, 2016 in San Quentin, California. 
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For public good, not for profit.

Aetna letter sparks controversy

Aug 17, 2016
The insurer warned the DOJ of quitting some health exchanges if merger were challenged.
Former Aetna chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini.
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Federal court throws out fraud case against Bank of America

May 24, 2016
The decision could limit the Justice Department’s ability to push for settlements with big banks over the financial crisis.
The Department of Justice had accused Bank of America and the company's mortgage lending unit, Countrywide, of fraud.
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Why banks' billion-dollar settlements add up to less

Apr 12, 2016
The penalty portion is pretty straightforward. Then it gets squishy.
Goldman Sachs is one bank that has had to settle an agreement over mortgage-back securities. 
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