ALEXANDRIA, Va. (NEWSnet/AP) — A federal judge on Friday said the government's antitrust case against Google, regarding its advertising technology, will go to trial Sept. 9.

U.S. Department of Justice and Google were expected to make arguments next week seeking summary judgment. But at a hearing Friday in federal court on unrelated issues, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema told both sides it's clear the case requires a trial.

A judge grants summary judgment only when  facts are not in dispute and a decision can be rendered as a matter of law. Brinkema said numerous facts are disputed.

The lawsuit alleges that Google violated federal antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising.

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