A new class-action lawsuit targets Google’s Play Store, with the Android developers plaintiffs seeking monetary damages…
Late last week, Epic Games filed lawsuits against Apple and Google after its Fortnite game was removed from their respective app stores. The game developer sued the tech companies over their 30 percent fees. Now, a Seattle-based law firm is doing the same, filing a class-action lawsuit against Google over its Play Store policies.
Seattle-Based Law Firm Files Class-Action Lawsuit against Google over its 30 Percent Android Transaction Fee
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a practice specializing in class action litigation, filed a complaint in the San Jose federal district court. The pleading alleges Google has effectively established an Android app store monopoly. This in-turn, discourages side-loading apps and stifles competition. Moreover, that Google’s mandatory 30 percent cut is too high to justify.
Unlike the Epic Games lawsuit, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro is seeking monetary damages. Android developers can join the class litigation by filling out a simple form. Although, a judge will still need to sign off on the class-action status before it can proceed.