A federal judge on Friday called Google’s practices surrounding attorney-client privilege “eyebrow raising,” but was skeptical of a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to sanction the search giant for misconduct.

The DOJ sought sanctions against Google as part of its ongoing antitrust lawsuit, alleging that the company’s long-standing “Communicate With Care” policy directed employees to copy attorneys on emails, add a privilege label and include a “perfunctory” request for legal advice in an effort to shield documents during discovery.