Google To Face $1 Billion London Trial Over App Store
Google is set to face a trial in London over an estimated £920 million ($1.1 billion) damages claim after a court gave the go-ahead to a lawsuit that claims the tech giant overcharged 19.5 million customers for app store purchases.
The class action was certified by the Competition Appeal Tribunal on Monday. It claims Google abused its dominant position by charging up to 30% commission on popular apps on its Play Store since October 2015. The apps include Roblox, Candy Crush Saga, and dating app Tinder.
Recently, there has been a big push by regulators, rivals, and consumers to rein in the power of Big Tech. Across the globe, lawsuits have been filed against big names such as Google and Apple over alleged anti-competitive behaviour.