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DOJ Mulls New Apple Antitrust Case: Report

 |  August 28, 2022

The Department of Justice is preparing a preliminary draft of its antitrust lawsuit against Apple though it has not definitively decided to follow through with the suit, PoliticoreportedFriday.

Various groups of prosecutors inside the DOJ are assembling the pieces for a potential lawsuit, the individual said, adding that the department’s antitrust division hopes to file suit by the end of the year.

Still, the Justice Department has made no decisions whether or when to sue Apple, the world’s most valuable public company, cautioned that person and one other familiar with the probe — and it’s still possible no case will be filed. Both were granted anonymity to discuss a confidential investigation.

The suit would be the latest major legal problem besetting the country’s biggest tech companies two years after federal regulators and multiple states filed antitrust cases against Google and Facebook. And it would be the DOJ’s first antitrust suit against one of the tech titans during President Joe Biden’s administration.

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