U.S. antitrust cases against tech giants Google and Meta Platforms are expected to come to a head in 2024, likely producing long-awaited rulings that could shape the legacies of top Biden administration regulators.
Silicon Valley and its critics have seen their patience tested on some of these cases. A U.S. antitrust case brought against Alphabet’s Google unit in 2020 went to trial in 2023 and now heads to closing arguments in May.
“I think 2024 could be a big year for the enforcers,” said Rebecca Allensworth, a professor at Vanderbilt Law School. “But as the U.S. v. Google case illustrates, it’s been slow going.”
Here are significant cases courts are likely to render judgments on this year.
Google defends its search dominance
The Justice Department made headlines in 2023 by going to trial on claims that Google’s search engine is an unlawful monopoly. It could be late 2024. Livemint