Google to face trial in U.S. over allegations of search-engine default conditions

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) is set to begin trial against Google over its abuse of dominance practice in general search engine market in the U.S. The present case relates to agreements between Google & smartphone OEMs (Samsung & Apple) through which Google was able to secure its position as the ‘default’ search engine on the smartphones manufactured by the OEMs. The prosecution is seeking divestment of Google’s Ad manager suite as a remedy in the present case.