Bharatvanshi judge Amit Mehta to preside over Google's case


Indian-origin District Judge Amit P. Mehta has been assigned a historic Department of Justice case against Google. On December 22, 2014, Mehta was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Born in Gujarat, India, Mehta holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University in 1993 and studied law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

After law school, Mehta worked in a San Francisco law firm before working as a clerk in the Ninth Circuit Court. In 2002, Mehta joined the District of Columbia Public Defender Service as a staff attorney.

The Department of Justice and the Attorney General of 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Google Internet company on Tuesday in the US district court for the District of Columbia.

It was alleged in the case that it used its dominance in online search and advertising to eliminate competition. Other state attorneys general offices involved include Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas.