Alphabet Inc.’s Google requested a federal choose to order Microsoft Corp. to show over inside paperwork from sure executives that Google says it must defend a Justice Division monopoly lawsuit.
Google stated in a court docket submitting Thursday night time in Washington that Microsoft refuses to go looking the information of 19 executives which are related to Google’s protection.
Microsoft is a key participant within the Justice Division lawsuit, which accuses Google of abusing its area in Web searches. The federal government says Google illegally used its energy within the market to thwart aggressive threats from rivals like Microsoft’s search engine Bing.
“No third get together is extra vital to this litigation than Microsoft,” Google stated on the submitting.
Microsoft responded in a separate submitting that Google’s request for paperwork is unreasonable and onerous. Microsoft stated it provided to gather paperwork from 27 folks and that Google proposed to offer data from 28 others, for a complete of 55.
The battle over the paperwork comes as the 2 tech giants just lately ended a yearlong truce throughout which they agreed to not goal their appreciable lobbying firepower at one another.