A U.S. District Court judge ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to pare down some of its discovery requests to Apple in its antitrust suit against Google, in an attempt to resolve a document dispute between the two sides.

Simmering tensions between DOJ and Apple played out at a status conference Thursday before U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of the District of Columbia, with the Justice Department accusing Apple of stonewalling and Apple, represented by attorneys from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, countering that the government was seeking reams of documents from the tech giant, many of which were likely irrelevant to the case.

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