Dhaka, Feb. 6 -- A US federal judge on Monday set a September 9, 2024, date for the start of a jury trial in a lawsuit the US Justice Department and a coalition of states filed last year against Google that accused the company of abusing its dominance of digital advertising technology.

The lawsuit, filed in January 2023, accuses Google of monopolizing the market for digital advertising and undermining competition. The government has said Google should be forced to sell its ad manager suite, as per Reuters reports.

Google has denied the claims and said if the lawsuit succeeds, it would "slow innovation, raise advertising fees, and make it harder for thousands of small businesses and publishers to grow."

The Justice Department, Virginia ...