Online dating service company Match Group, which owns Tinder, sued Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday, claiming the move was a “last resort” to prevent Tinder, as well as its other apps, from being removed from the Play Store amid a disagreement over Match Group being expected to pay up to 30% of their sales to the tech giant.
Google claims Match was attempting to avoid paying for the significant value it receives. However, Match’s lawsuit follows other cases by several US state attorneys general, Epic Games, and other plaintiffs who believe Google is guilty of anticompetitive conduct.
Match accuses Google of violating federal and state antitrust laws and seeks to block such behaviour by the tech giant.
“Like any business, we charge for our services, and like any responsible platform, we protect users against fraud,” Google commented.