Consumers get class status for £920m Google App Store Suit

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By Sophia Dourou (July 18, 2022, 6:05 p.m. BST) – The London antitrust court ruled on Monday that a proposed £920 million ($1.1 billion) lawsuit accusing Google of charging “excessive” commissions over app sales may proceed as a class-action lawsuit after the search giant opted not to fight the class-status bid.

The lawsuit against Google on behalf of 19.5 million consumers and businesses can go forward as a class action, the appeals court has ruled. (iStock.com/Alena Kravchenko) The Competition Appeals Tribunal has ruled that Liz Coll, who brought the lawsuit on behalf of 19.5 million consumers and businesses, is eligible to act as a representative of these Google customers. The tech giant…

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