FTC’s Meta Case Cut up Up And Set For No Earlier Than 2024

By Bryan Koenig (March 3, 2022, 6:39 PM EST) — The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against Facebook successor Meta won’t be ready for trial until at least 2024, and even then it will be bifurcated and start with a “liability” phase, under a scheduling order a DC federal judge approved Thursday.

If Meta is found to have violated antitrust laws, then a second “remedy” phase would follow, but likely not until 2025 or later.

US District Judge James E. Boasberg signed off on the joint proposed scheduling order submitted Wednesday, which envisions a May 22, 2023, deadline for fact discovery and a wrap-up of expert discovery by Jan. 5, 2024….

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