The Justice Department desires to depose a few of Apple’s prime executives because it prepares for a trial to find out if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust legislation in the way it runs its search enterprise, a lawyer representing Apple mentioned on Friday. In its grievance, the Justice Department accused Google of paying billions of {dollars} annually 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, mentioned 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 US Justice Department sued Google in October 2020, accusing the $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 75,62,921 crore) firm of illegally utilizing its market muscle to hobble rivals. A trial date was set for Sept. 12, 2023.

The US Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and teams of state attorneys normal 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. 
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