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DOJ Poised to Rebuff Google Concessions, Clearing the Way for Antitrust Suit

  • Justice Department is expected to file Google suit in weeks
  • Google has proposed spinning off part of its ad network
A worker walks past a logo inside Google's new Bay View campus in Mountain View, California.

A worker walks past a logo inside Google's new Bay View campus in Mountain View, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The US Justice Department is likely to reject concessions offered by Alphabet Inc., clearing the way for an antitrust lawsuit over Google’s dominance of the online advertising market, according to people familiar with the matter.

While Google has made at least one settlement offer to the Justice Department’s antitrust division to address its concerns, the agency is poised to file a lawsuit in the coming weeks, two people said, speaking anonymously to discuss a confidential probe.